Something Fresh.

This is huge; yesterday I finally got around to learning the Magic Cast-On. I have no idea why I never bothered to do this sooner, because it's easier than any other similar cast-on I've ever tried. The world of toe-up socks is my oyster!

I celebrated by neglecting my Xmas knitting and starting a new sock:

This is Azure from the latest Knitty. In an amazingly fortunate twist of fate I had the exact yarn that the pattern calls for -- one skein of Colinette Jitterbug in Raspberry.
The Jitterbug had been waiting patiently at the bottom of my stash for quite some time, as the yardage is just a little on the short side. Toe-up socks will allow me to make the most of this entire skein, which is just as well because I really like the colourway.

Now to get through some more of that Xmas knitting so I can have a guilt-free sit-down with my Raspberry Azure socks.


Adriana said...

Damn Jitterbug's delicious colours! I'm glad you finally learned the magic cast on. It makes life so much better :)

Heather G. said...

Nice socks! The bird really caught my eye, though... we were out and about today, and one store we visited was full of lovely birds!

Unraveling Sophia said...

Beautiful! And I think you've just started a trend of sock pictures with Holiday ornaments! (you always have gorgeous photography)