Fall begins and I enjoy the cooler days
I love the swirling leaves that
decorate the sky
Inside I sip apple cider and cheer on the Fighting
Irish of Notre Dame
A pumpkin sits on my doorstep I wonder what
ghosts and goblins it will attract
A harvest feast of bounty
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect
Why must the magic of Fall ever pass
By Mr Puffy
I wish you could have seen my mother's face when I brought home these skeins of yarn. I was so excited at having found yarn positively ablaze with Fall color - how lucky was I! It was with barely repressed glee that I spilled the yarn out onto the dinning room table. I waited for the exclamations of oohs and awes. They were not forthcoming. Perhaps she thought the yarn was too bright?
I have found it somewhat difficult to wear these socks. They really don't match anything in my wardrobe. This is a good point to keep in mind when selecting yarns. Those skeins that are beautiful twinkling on the shelves aren't always the easiest to wear. Kinda like these socks.
But they look smashing to my eye and are wonderful as house socks! I wear them plopped on the couch with great enjoyment.
Specs: I do not recall which basic sock pattern I used. But if I was going to knit a pair of basic socks I would turn to the iconic Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka: Yarn Harlot and her free basic sock pattern (this pattern has gotten rave reviews on Ravelry); 2 Skeins Koigu hand painted merino wool; US 1 needles.
And the Award goes to.....
An award for Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog? Really? Look what Hilary at The Yarniad gave Puff and me! It's a Blue Ribbon Award! Thank you very much Hilary :))))
The rules of the award are:
1) Post the award on your blog;
2) Add a link to the person who gave you the award;
3) Nominate at least 4 other bloggers and add their links; and
4) Leave a comment at the recipients’ blogs so they can pass it on.
My nominees are, in no particular order...
Monika at Smoking Hot Needles
Amanda at Fancie Pants
Elin at Byelin
Jillian at Snitty
Anna at Flying Needles
As is my practice, I like to mix up the bloggers I name for these awards so that readers have a chance to meet a variety of the talented knitters in blogland. In practice I actually only read relatively few blogs on a regular basis so please know that if I'm reading your blog - it's because I love it!