This weekend, Mr. Batty and I went to a Black 47 concert in Roxbury, NY. If you like pro-labor, pro-freedom angry Irish rock music played by extremely talented musicians, give these guys a listen! They are excellent, and the live performance was very good, we had a blast. I'd share pictures, except I forgot to bring my camera to the actual event -- it was in my knitting bag at our friends' house, 20 miles away. Useful, right? So, instead of live concert pictures, all I have to show for it is a picture of the t-shirt I bought.
On our way to our friends' house, I had a lot of time to work on the 1979 Socks. 4 hours each way was enough to see them completed. I almost got the stripes to match perfectly. Almost.
Here's a closeup. The colors are so incredibly 70's, it's hard to believe. They're all there except that bright orange-y yellow color: burnt orange, olive green, a pale yellow-ish business, and brown. This is pair 3 for 2008... my goal is a minimum of 12, so I'm doing pretty well on the sock knitting front.
Pattern: None, really. Cast on 64 stitches, knit until they were about 10 rows longer than my usual socks, did a heel over 36 stitches (decreased to 30, then started the actual heel...), picked up 15 stitches on each side and knit until it was time to make a flat toe. So... nothing formal, really, just some standard top-down socks.
Needles: US #0 Addi Turbos
Yarn: A nameless colorway by Wolle Rodel, sent to me by my sister
After working with the Noro, I was amazed at how pleasant it is to knit socks with yarn that doesn't hurt! Things move so much faster that way.