I'll let it speak for itself....
The second sock is already cast on and colorwork commences. It should go a bit quicker as I have all the technicalities worked out and written down on copious slips of paper. I guess a little re-organization is in order also!
Wanting to look at colors other than pink and yellow for a bit, I started hubby's next pair. Inspired (once again) by a pair by Terhi. Her green Little Child's Socks shown here made me take a second look at the pattern. Seems like that is the case with a lot of the Nancy Bush patterns - they aren't photographed too well for the book (the case in almost all of the poor socks in Knitting On The Road), but when I see a pair done out in blogland, they come to life and scream to be knit. Hubby liked them (especially the texture on the instep), so I pulled out the Lisa Souza Hardtwist in the beautiful semi-solid Bluegrass color that hubby himself picked out.
It's a thicker, very springy yarn that knits up super fast on #3 needles. The stitch count I'm leaving the same, just going up on yarn and needle size based on previous pairs. I'd say it's about the same gauge as the medium weight Socks that Rock.
Not to leave you without at least a few mouth-watering photos for a cold and rainy Monday morning, I made the Overnight Pizza Dough recipe from A Year in Bread.
No dinner this close to Easter would be complete without dessert, right?