March 16, 2012
Pattern: Alpha Socks by Tanis Lavallee
Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon 'Bugga!' in Rhinorceros Beetle - Bugga! now available at either The Verdant Gryphon or Cephalopod Yarns.
These were supposed to be a Christmas gift for my Dad, but weren't finished in time. Happily, his birthday is only a few months later so, instead, I was unusually prepared for that. They're large on me but I couldn't photograph them on his feet a province away.
The pattern is easy to follow and great travel knitting. The yarn is fantastic. My only problem was that the dark colour meant I was restricted to well-lit locales or else I couldn't see what I was doing. Good socks. Hope he likes them.
I'm home today with the boy (inservice) on this awesome spring day. Laundry, housecleaning, library, dog park. Tea drinking. Knitting. More dyeing. : )