Today I received the goodies from Kim's birthday contest. Two beautiful skeins of Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Northern Lights. I'm going to share this most generous gift with a knitting friend.
The party was great. Lots of work, lots of talking and lots of catching up with people I hadn't seen in years. The gift a success and somehow with my less than stellar photography skills I was the only one who came camera ready.
I can say without hesitation that I'm no longer up to the challenge of weekend road trips. Traveling 1000 miles roundtrip in 52 hours is way out of my league. I worked on Daphne on the way up until I ran out of daylight and cast on a pair of socks before we hit the road coming back and continued on them until darkness caught up with us once again.
I've been itching to knit a pair from MSKS and the trip was the perfect opportunity to get started. These are the Broad Spiral Ribs.
At first I was hesitant thinking that the yarn would overpower the pattern. I'm getting the barber pole effect on the foot and when the short-row heel is complete there's no telling what will happen. I cast-on using the Eastern cast-on from the new IK. I thought it would be easier but the execution is almost the same as the figure-eight cast. I didn't have to adjust the first row to tighten up the stitches as I have to most of the time when I use the figure-eight. I'm certain I'll be using this cast-on in the future.