Ampersand Free Pattern
I haven't finished the second sock of the pair that I showed you yesterday, but I thought I'd post the pattern anyway. I'm working on a sample knit for another blogger, and I've got a deadline, so the second sock is on hold for now.
I'm calling the new pattern "Ampersand". It is named for Ampersand Mountain in the Adirondacks. Some of my best memories are of the summer vacations my family took to Saranac Lake in my carefree college days and the years just after graduation. None of us would ever miss it. We'd bring our friends, boyfriends, or husbands. We would laze around on the dock reading, float in tubes on Upper Saranac Lake, windsurf, canoe and hike the surrounding mountains enjoying good company, and my mother's always impressive spread of food! I'm feeling a little nostalgic for those days lately. So I will pay tribute with the sock pattern.
Ampersand is knit from the top down on two circular needles. I used Socks That Rock medium weight, in the Jingle Bell Rock colorway. As always with my patterns, if you find any errors, please let me know so that I can adjust the pattern. You will find the pattern in the sidebar. I hope you like it.
I've been meaning to show you this gorgeous roving that I got from Susie at Perchance to Knit . Isn't it pretty? My spinning skills aren't up to this yet. I think I'll save it until I can spin it well. For now, I'm enjoying looking at it.
Oh my, I just checked out Susie's etsy shop to create the link. She's added some delicious new stuff. You'd better go have a peek.