Sunday, April 22, 2007

Blueberrys and Tweed

The "Tweed" socks are done. I'm pleased. It's a great way to use varigated yarn. The stitch pattern makes a nice rib. I've come to the conclusion that if you're using a patterned yarn, there's just no use to expend a lot of time and energy to do a fancy pattern. The stitches get lost in the yarn. I'll be wear these to work this week. It's been BEAUTIFUL this weekend. High temps in the mid to upper 70's, but rain is coming and so is cooler weather. It's okay. After all that cold and gloom we had, this weekend was a blessing.
And next, you can see that my Trekking yarn arrived from England. Again, because of the pattern in the yarn, I'm doing a simple rib. Actually it's modelled after the famous "Blueberry Waffle" Sock pattern. Very simple. Row 1: K; Row 2: K1, P1 to end. Repeat Rows 1 & 2. This version of Trekking is an ombre pattern. Subtle stripes and very pretty. The picture shows the results of knitting through a movie. (The Pursuit of Happyness) It's also one complete repeat of the color patterning. The only tricky part is that this one skein is enough to make two socks. I have to guesstimate how tall to make the leg part so that in the end I have enough for two socks and that I can start the second sock at about the same place in the color rotation.
I'll continue on this evening while watching "The Tudors" on Showtime. It's rather interesting. I signed up for Showtime just so I can watch this show. And I can truthfully say that we've not watched anything elso on Showtime. As for "The Tudors" the jury is still out here. The costuming is very good. It's very adult themed. The dialog is not bad. I just have a problem with the fact that the fellow who is playing Henry VIII doesn't look a bit like him. He's not a big guy. His hair isn't rusty colored. In fairness, I'd say that he does a pretty good job capturing Henry's personality. It's just that not only was Henry VIII a big guy, but he was larger than life. And you really don't get a sense of that in this show. So, I'll be knitting and watching.


gstq2002 said...

Love the Trekking yarn! It looks very soft. The tweed socks turned out great. Hope they are comfortable.
I guess I'll wait for The Tudors to come on DVD. Tomorrow "The Queen" comes out on DVD!

MarDi said...

The tweed socks are great, they look so cozy!

I'm happy to hear that your weather has turned to spring too. It's been wonderful here since last Monday, even hitting the high 70's. A bit chilly tonight, and rain showers in the next few days, but next Monday we have 70's again to look forward to.

I watched just a few minutes of the first episode of The Tudors this afternoon, and I had the same impression as you: all that I've read about Henry VIII just doesn't allow me to believe in Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry. I was disappointed, but maybe I just have to give it a little more time.