Wednesday, March 3, 2010

First sprouts of spring

Monday was March 1st, which means I got to open another yarn from the Biscotte & Cie sock club, which means I have serious temptation to glance away from the sweater I'm knitting as fast as I can for Kathi, about which I will tell you more tomorrow. Probably.

But I will be strong!

Because I am a woman of my word and there are only so many hours in the day and I stick to my deadlines and am not easily distracted even when there's chocolate to hand okay I'm lying about that one, I pretty much drop everything for chocolate and isn't it a good thing there isn't any in the house just now? etc.

Here's the thing: I have such a weakness for this particular lace stitch that is sometimes called candle flame or leaf or something similar and - totally leaving aside that I love this yarn and this shade of green makes me weak at the knees - the sock pattern that came with it, Spring Sprout by Jeannie Cartmel, is made up of that very stitch.

Can. You. Believe it.

Good thing Kathi's sweater is such a dream to knit, is all I can say...


Lori ann said...

Oh I love that color too, and the leaf pattern, although I'm not sure i could manage it in a sock. I have enjoyed looking through your blog, i feel very inspired here!

Mary Keenan said...

Thanks - that's so nice of you to say!