Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cable Rib Sock

I just finished the Cable Rib Sock from Interweave's Favorite Socks book, it suggested using a cotton based yarn, but I just haven't found a cotton sock yarn that I really like, so I used a yarn with 65% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon & 10% Donegal - Knit Picks Essential in the colorway Ash Tweed. The sock pattern is quite forgiving in the fit which is especially appropriate as this is a gift for someone with a size 10 foot, unlike the petite sock, this one was not so quick to knit, so I must knit the second one soon, and maybe reward myself with a treat when it is complete. Hmmmm what should that be?
I haven't been gardening much this year and am grateful for the faithful perennials that are making an appearance now, this Japanese Hydrangea is especially lovely as it cascades over a volunteer Columbine, I love surprises, it will be interesting to see what color the Columbine will be and hopefully the Hydrangea will share in a bloom together with its nearby companion. We shall see.


Have you ever had a dear friend snap at you or perhaps get irritated with you? Well this just happened to me and my response? Give them some beautiful flowers that I cut from my Hydrangea shrub in a recycled Royal Blue vodka bottle. I feel that life is too short to hold grudges or to let my Ego get out of whack over something trivial. My gift was received with a warm smile and a tender hug.

I also cut a couple of flowers for myself and it looks lovely on my old oak dresser. They sit quite happily in an old antique bottle. Hydrangeas are such delicious flowers, the shrubs need little care and reward you with a such long lasting blooms.



11 comments:

Kody May said...

Gorgeous flowers. I love that sock. Simple but gorgeous and it really shows off the flecks in that yarn!!!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Great sock!! And the flowers are gorgeous! And I agree, its not worth it to hold those grudges....such a thoughtful bouquet to give her!

Suse said...

That sock is lovely, as is the blue one further down the page.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Dave said...

Yummm, socks and strawberries, two of my favourite S things. :-)

Love the hydrangeas in a bottle!

Aline la Bergère said...

That sock looks like a fun knit! yummy florals too...A.xx

Allison said...

That's a great sock pattern. Good luck with the second one - I'm sure the recipient will love them. Beautiful hydrangeas.

Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

I wonder if hydrangeas would grow up here on the mountain. . . . Probably too short a growing season/too cold winters.

What a gracious way to respond to a friend, too!

smariek said...

Beautiful flowers. Before moving into my new house, a year and a half ago, I thought I'd plant hydrangea... until I saw my neighbor's sad looking hydrangea plant and decided maybe not.

I've only just "discovered" the roses in my back yard, and for the very first time last Thurs, I picked some to put in a vase in my house. It really is nice to have fresh flowers. :-)

Lovely sock. I've never used KP Essential before. I can't remember, but I think I picked up a couple balls to try out.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

You knit rather lovely socks and love the pictures of the flowers Happy Anniversary.Hugs Darcy

Angelina said...

The flowers are beautiful!!! And, absolutely, I've lived by my mom's advice... Life is TOO short!!! I never hold grudges!!! :o)

Thanks for sharing!! put a smile on my face.

Heather said...

That looks like a really group group to knit with