Hard Cider for Fall

I love fall, the colours, the crispness, wool sock weather. It’s all great!

I finished these the other night, actually the other early, early morning, like around 4am time of the morning. It was one of my sleepless, jegtlag nights and I finally thought I should do something more productive than tossing, turning, fretting, getting pissed off because I know I’ll be a zombie by 4pm. So I finished these off and wore them the next day.

The yarn is Yarn Pirate’s Booty Club for September, Hard Cider. It’s a great superwash merino that was a dream to knit with. I started them here in Vancouver, but knit on the plane to and fro to Copenhagen, and at Robin’s apartment. They’re well travelled socks. When I got them out for the plane ride home, the man next to me had a very alarmed look on his face and asked me if those (staring at the needles) were allowed on the plane. I assured them they are allowed, but then for some reason I went on to tell him how sharp the pointy tips are. He left me alone for the rest of the 10 hour trip. hehe

The colours here are at their peak. Most spectacular in my own yard is my japanese maple. Warren and I planted it years ago as an anniversary present to ourselves, so I’ve seen it change the seasons for many a year. But each year I’m amazed at the colours that come out. It’s a glorious show and even more glorious when the sun is shining on it.

Pattern: Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark from Favorite Socks

Yarn: Yarn Pirate’s Hard Cider, September Booty Club, superwash merino

Needles: Two circulars, Knitpicks, very sharp and pointy 2.25mm

4 thoughts on “Hard Cider for Fall

  1. First, it is my first time leaving a comment, how could I not. The color of this post is scrumptious. Those socks are awesome. I have made the retro rib socks in a deep deep (almost black) burgundy and just love the pattern. I actually like the way yours look better; next time I will use a brighter color. (tee hee, I knit on the plane all the time).

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