Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oimelc

Sunny and cold this morning, any groundhog foolish enough to stick his nose out of his den would have seen his shadow. Six more weeks of winter. I never understood why that was a bad thing. Surely, any warm weather before May is an improvement? The celtic day is oimelc (eeee melk) and the Christian Candlemas, each celebrating the coming of spring.

Started a pair of socks last night. I'm using up two colors, doing the toe and part of the leg in one color and the instep and heel in another. I'll do the slip stitch blending pattern on the leg. The needles are size 1 US, yarn is Opal and Trekking and the pattern uses the riverbed architecture and Cat Bordhi's slip stitch rings pattern rows 1-4 for the leg stitches.

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