Springing forward for daylight savings totally kicked my butt this week. I’ve been tired, out of sorts, and generally feeling dreary this week. We had a bit of a thaw these last few weeks and everything outside looks grey, dirty, disgusting, and covered in trash. So, on Sunday night I decided to use some of my new Felici (colorway = Rainbow) to make a cute little Junonia shawlette.
I got a little obsessive when I was working on it and finished it in about 3-4 days (including blocking time). I couldn’t be happier with the end result. It made me smile every time I looked at it. It’s amazing how much bright colors can cheer you up.
After almost a month of knitting, I finally finished my Slytherin House socks. They seem to go pretty well with my new shoes (purchased at Nordstrom Rack).
I finished up my knitting while listening to Jim Dale read Chapter 33 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (“The Prince’s Tale”). I think my favorite Slytherin, Severus Snape, would approve.
I love everything about these socks. I love the Monkey pattern. It is super easy to memorize which handily eliminates the necessity of carrying a pattern around with you (making it a good bus-knitting project). I love the yarn and the colorway may be my favorite of all time (Blue Moon Socks That Rock / colorway = Mr. Green Jeans).
The reason they took so long (since the pattern goes amazingly fast) was 100% due to my reluctance to finish them – I just kept purposefully going slower and slower so I could continue to enjoy the process and the yarn.