Guy Socks

Back in December I cast on a pair of socks for Dan. 3 months later, I have finished!
Dan's Socks
The pattern is Manhattan, by Lisa Dykstra, and is really fantastic in its simplicity. There is some stretch and it works well with the variegated yarn.

Dan's Socks
The yarn, by the way, is Intention Yarns in the “Simplicity” colorway, a club special. At first I was not into this colorway at all but Dan spotted it on the table and admired it, so, the guy gets his socks. I like it a lot better now that it has been knit up. I still have a little more than 15 grams left (I had made Dan a mini-sock ornament out of this yarn for Christmas), so I’m thinking about working on some “boy booties” for a friend who recently had a little boy.

Dan's Socks
Color goes nicely with our house dachshund, don’t you think?

Casting On

I’m still playing catch up from Christmas – there’s a lot to be done and somehow, with the approach of 2010 just days away it feels like time is running out even faster! I know that’s just a feeling, but funny enough it also doesn’t stop me from casting on new projects.

Casting on brings a special sort of peace, doesn’t it? Like there’s all this potential that everything will be all right. Have you seen that Quotable Card that says –

Today there is a new project that needs attention to help make things okay, not to end them (though I wish it could) but to bring a little bit of help.

Last month, Lisa, yenforyarn on Plurk and elsewhere, was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. She has had surgery and will begin chemotherapy on December 29. Coby of CJ Creations is lucky to be able to call Lisa “friend.” Coby wanted to find a way we can show our support for Lisa as she goes through treatment. So, Coby–and many others–are asking knitters to do what they do best. Knit. Coby came up with the idea that we should cast on a special project on that day to show Lisa our support. She and Lisa discussed it, and Lisa selected two of her favorite sock designs: Sedona and Manhattan. (Oh, did I forget to tell you that Lisa is a wonderful designer? Check out her Ravelry designer page. I’ve knit her Playtime Socks – many of you have seen them at SnB!) Incidentally, Manhattan is a great design for men’s or women’s socks – I was going to knit Dan a pair of plain vanilla socks, but I think this will work great for the Intention Yarns – Simplicity for him instead.

Ovarian Cancer is on my mind quite a bit as this is what my Nana battled and ultimately lost. Please educate yourself! Put Teal on your Toes!.
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