Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trip to Door County

Door County sunsets are so spectacular that people line up to see them.  This photo was taken through the Allium in a local garden.

When we visit, we always do a drive through Peninsula State Park.  It's simply beautiful.  It even has a golf course.  This and the rest of the photos were taken with my cell phone.
Cell phone cameras are limited in their capacity to capture images such as the stunning Forget-me-nots that bloom in June.


Here is just a sample of the blue haze they cast on the forest.

The weather was cool and overcast most of the days we were there, but we did have one gorgeous day.
And did you know Door County has no chain restaurants or shops?  That's part of why it feels so comforting and unspoiled.  We enjoyed some live blues music at The Cookery, butter pecan custard cones at Not Licked Yet, dinner at Cooper's Corner, and shopping at many unique stores.  You must see Door County!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Pink Swiss

I wanted some pink socks to go with a wool cardigan.  A dash through my stash brought up some woolly pink sock yarn that seemed to be perfect.
Yarn: Meilenweit sock yarn, 80% wool, 20% nylon.
Pattern:  Again, my own, make it up as you go socks.
Needles:  #1 (2.25mm) dpns
Comments:  Seems you never see dotted Swiss fabric these days.  It's so old-fashioned.  Still, I like it.  So I knit it into these socks.  I've made some sort of like it before.  See Dotted Swiss.
Pink.  It's nice.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Tofutsies Socks

You know, every once in awhile I lose a yarn label.  This is one of those times.
 These socks are intended to be Summer socks.  Or Spring/Fall socks, if you are like me and go without socks most of the warm season.  If you are lucky enough to have a warm season.
Yarn:  Tofutsies Sock Yarn
Needles:  #1 (2.25mm) dpns
Pattern:  Just one of my "play as you go" made-up patterns.
Comments:  These are for my sister, who is so careful with the socks I have given her--bless her heart!  She is very conservative with her sock colors; these might be a little wild for her.

I hate to admit this but I have tired of multicolored and striped sock yarn and have branched out to do other things with it.  See here and here.

Oh, and I forgot to post photos of the scarf I made of sock yarn to match this hat and mittens.
That's a whole lot of 1/1 ribbing in a very long scarf.