Little Sir likes to say "hello" to people (so for him, every day is kind of a "hello day"). When I pick him up from school, I usually say, "hello, Pumpkin!" Recently, his response is to "hello, pumpkin" me right back. It's very cute, I think.
So today's theme is "pumpkin." The gourd, the color, the pie... That's right, pie.
The pie is fantastic. I used my go-to crust (pate brise pastry crust from The Joy of Cooking). Everything else was as directed by the recipe. It's pretty yummy, this pie. You know what else is yummy? My new pumpkin socks (segue much?).
I heart them. They are simple stockinette socks (the horror!), but I fell for the intense orange-osity when I saw it at Knitorious is St. Louis (back in August). I think it was this particular incident that sparked my interest in orange and all of its fabulousness. These socks became my travel socks, but then I just wanted them done, so I finished them.
I actually had to cut the sewn toe off of the first sock after Lolly realized that it was too small for either of my feet. I am not going to dissect that statement, I will leave that for you. Thank you, Lolly. You are so observant; and, now I have a really cute pair of socks (that fit!); and, they look even cuter in really cute shoes.
Pattern: Beginner Lightweight Socks by Knitting Pure and Simple
Yarn: Trekking XXL, I don't know the colorway, sorry... it's orange (pumpkin, actually)
Needles: Bamboo DPNs, US1 and Us2
Modifications: Used US1 needles for the ribbed cuff
So now, back to the Christmas knitting (with personal knitting breaks sprinkled in for sanity's sake). Insanity, anyone else?