Friday, August 03, 2007

From fleece to foot, sort of

This was the view as we ate lunch the other day at one of our favorite spots:

One of the benefits of our window-cleaning business is that we are often near someplace beautiful between jobs at lunchtime. This is Mission Ranch, which is way different these days than when I went there to dance occasionally in the '70s. Suffice it to say, I don't mingle with the crowd that hangs there now, but I'm very happy to sit in the car and eat lunch gazing across the meadow towards Pt. Lobos, watching the sheep and wondering if the mountain lions enjoy the view as much at night as I do during the day. I have no idea if these sheep get sheared, or have spinable fleece, but they are interesting to watch and wonder about what goes on in their ovine noggins, and then come home and knit with wool.
This afternoon I finished these:

Jaywalker socks, in Colinette Jitterbug. I love this yarn, it has a really nice tight twist, as well as being soft and smooth feeling. I had heard a lot of complaints about the skeins being short in yardage, and since I hate short sock legs or running out, I bought 2 skeins. I have plenty left, enough to make toddler socks for Chloe. She's a wild child and will like the colors. Zoe Godzilla is only interested in supervising the making and photographing of socks, she is positive she does not want any knitted garments.


Knitman said...

Ooh these are lovely, great colourway.

yvonnep said...

Great sock!

N. Maria said...

Oh, those do look like a fun knit! I haven't tried that yarn but I bet it's nice! I haven't tried the pattern, yet, either. I better get on the ball!

knitizen said...

oooh! loverly jaywalkers! i'm a big fan of Jitterbug: nice on the needles, even better on the feet. i think yardage issues come up when you knit a longer than recommended cuff (per the freebie pattern on the Jitterbug label). i'd better finish a pair and find out for myself!