01 May 2016

The Lovely Month of May

It's May! It's May!
The lovely month of May.
That jolly month when everyone goes
blissfully astray.
-- from "Camelot"

I always think of this song on May 1st.  Fortunately it's a fun song, and I know the words, so I don't drive myself crazy with it ...

Granted, May 1st here in Philadelphia is dreary and cold, not the kind of weather you might expect.  But I had no outdoor plans today, so it's fine with me.  The Tim had to work, and so I just worked on some things here at home, though they are not things that are really that visible, other than clean laundry!

Anyway, I thought I'd share my latest knitting projects with you.  These are both gifts.  The first is a pair of socks for my niece Amanda.  She adores Halloween, and this yarn colorway is called "Slutty Pumpkin."

Pretty wild, huh?  She doesn't wear socks to work, but always wears them when she is at home.  I can easily imagine her wearing these to give out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Isn't the project bag cute?  I got it at Loop a while back, and it cracks me up.  I posted a picture of the socks and bag on Instagram, and captioned it, "If only there was more color in this photo ... " 

The next project is a Christmas gift, and is actually for Amanda's husband Patrick.  He has admired the Turn A Square hats (free pattern by Jared Flood) I've knitted for The Tim, so this is for him.  The colors are actually navy blue and medium gray, but this was the best I could manage with my photographic skills.

I'm almost ready to start the decreases for the top, so there's not much left on this project.  I want to make two others for other nieces' husbands for Christmas, but I'll probably take a break so I don't get sick of it.  I'd forgotten how much fun this pattern is, and the color combo in person is really quite elegant. 

Earlier on Facebook, I saw a post from Stefanie Japel about this project:

Then I headed over to Instagram to look at the others who posted with this hashtag.  I found a whole 'nother set of ways to go down a wormhole, so unless you have nothing else planned for a while, I'd wait before taking a look.  I am not participating, since I am not likely to have a photo to post every single day according to the prompts, but I like the idea a lot, and may use some of the suggestions for blog posts.  Anyway, I thought I'd share it with you, so that if you wanted to check it out and/or participate, you could start.

And so that's all from our house for this very first day of May.  I hope you have had and are enjoying what is left of your weekend.  As for me, I think it just might be wine o'clock ... ;-)


Anonymous said...

Wine o'clock is always a good hour!

Araignee said...

Slutty pumpkin, hahahhaha....I LOVE IT!

Mereknits said...

You are smart to start on those projects early. I am staying away from Instagram as I swear I don't have the time and I see it could be very addictive.

Kym said...

We have crappy weather, too. (Would love to see the sun, but, alas. . . ) I was humming that song all day yesterday, too.

Vera said...

Slutty pumpkin is too funny...and fun - great colors. And wine o'clock? Oh yes.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I would have bought that yarn just for the name alone.

kathy b said...

Bridget..I think and sing that song every May 1 too!!!!!!

Love your Holiday knitting getting going. Great hat

karen said...

I lose many hours on instagram....not good if you want to get stuff done around the house. I'm tired of the dreary cloudy rainy days...I thought I heard we still need rain and I though no we don't.

KSD said...

Please tell me Jennifer is young enough for "Slutty Pumpkin" to be very awkward for everybody.