Tree full of bees.
Songbirds singing at 4 am.
Head full of snot.
Springing into Summer is just as much fun this year as every other year. /falls over
Busy working on wedding lace for a dear darling friend while hating people, blocking people and wondering why I even bother. Yeah, business as usual...
Eishexe is the pattern. STR but don't is the yarn. This is the pair where the yarn fuzzed up while I was knitting the heel. I know how they stay in business but it still amazes me...
The pattern! It's in German but is fully charted and easy enough to figure out. Hello! I did it! The pattern is knit cuff down with a great treatment of the cable toward the toes. Being a slacker, I did them toe up with my usual CCSRs for toes and heels. I know you can't see it in the photo, but there is a cable on both sides of the foot and one running up the middle of the back. Love the pattern and will knit them again.
If you click through to Joan's blog post, you'll see the two cables on the top of the foot and a pair of socks I do not remember knitting. That will not surprise anyone who knows me.
Pet Peeve Moment: In the comments for that wonderful pattern, there are a lot of lazy English speakers who whinge on about how they wish the pattern was in English. They are a wonderful representation of one of the things that is wrong with our culture/nation/hobby. It would never dawn on them to download the pattern and see if they would figure it out. They are spoiled and stupid and unwilling to put out an effort. Even though, by making the effort, they would be benefiting themselves. Honestly? They are the sort of people that keep me from ever mentioning that I knit when I talk to people. I NEVER want anyone to think I'm like that. I do not read or speak German but I've managed a few German only patterns with more to come. It's a shame that so many Ravelry people are unwilling to move out of their comfy little box and challenge themselves.
Don't even get me started on the people who need everything written out for them. If you want to be a lazy knitter, knit garter stitch dishcloths and shut the fuck up. Just like in life, if you work hard, you learn shit, get better at things, and get ahead in whatever it is you're trying to do. Be it knitting, career or weight loss. Quit your bitching and move on!