Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

So maybe I'm not as speedy as I promised, but you didn't think you could actually rely on that, did you? At long last:

Do you like those fishes in the deep blue sea?

Pattern: River Rapid Socks by Sockbug
Needles: US 2
Yarn: Atlantis from Sunshine Yarns
Pattern Notes: The pattern is well written and includes both a chart and line-by-line directions, for those of us out there who follow written directions better. I didn't make any changes to the pattern, but the socks are a little wide for me. If I decide to knit another pair for myself, I'll use size 1 needles, or cut out one of the purl stitches in between the designs (there are 2).

Upon finishing, I immediately felt myself in sock withdrawal. Weird, considering that before this pair I thought I needed a break from socks. I'm thinking it's just because these have a fun pattern that's not really mindless, but not so hard to follow. With this in mind, I have started a new pair.

They are, or will be, Tropicana socks in Lorna's Laces Watercolors. I hate socks with no ribbing at the top, so I've added a small section of ribbing. They're already a little wide (noticing a pattern here?), but I'm thinking I'll just keep going because I really like them. Also, I don't think I'll survive socks on size 1 for a while.

Also, I have new TV shows in the midst of rerun central. The first isn't really new, but I haven't seen it before. "Without a Trace" - it's like Law and Order but I haven't seen them all. The idea is that every episode someone goes missing and the detectives set out to find him or her. The other one I like is called "Saved." I didn't think it would be very good, but I watched the premiere Monday night (TNT at 10) and it was pretty good. It's possible that my taste is jaded by the lack of newness on television these days.

And, finally, the countdown has reached: SIX! Only six more school days left for the kiddos!

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Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you still enjoy knitting socks, as there are "things" in the works that support that particular endeavour (sp?).

The Lorna's Laces socks will be fantastic. I was wondering what all the fuss was about; now I know!

Happy end of school!

Midnight Purls said...

I didn't catch Saved, but I love Without A Trace. Such a good show. I also love Cold Case. I think they play reruns of it Tuesday nights on TNT if you get a chance to check it out.

lexa said...

Love the color of your River Rapids! I haven't knit them yet, but I have the pattern printed off in the to-do pile!