Socks at the End of the Rainbow…

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.

Rainbow Shawl

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.

Rainbow Shawl

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).

Slytherin Monkey Socks

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.

Slytherin Monkey Socks

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).

Slytherin Monkey Socks

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.

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