The first watermelon sock is finished. The yarn is a dk weight. I casted on 48 stitches and knit on US size four dpns. I am not used to the heavier weight yarn and after I finished the toe I realized the foot was too short. I had to take the toe back out, add an extra half-inch to the foot length and re-do the toe. Now it is perfect. I had originally finished the length to the fingering weight measurement I always use. It didn't work due to the smaller number of stitches I was working with. Oh well, all is good now. The new sock blocker was purchased here.
The yarn was purchased here and it is called Sereknity in the watermelon color way. I used a seed stitch rib which you can work as follows:
Round 1: (knit 3, purl 1) repeat to end
Round 2: (purl 1, knit 3) repeat to end
This pattern adds a little interest but is so simple you could do it in your sleep!
What a beautiful day, crisp and breezy and sunny. I'm off for my morning run. I am listening to the Knitpicks podcast with Kelly. It is fantastic for several reasons but the main reason is that the content is strictly knitting and only knitting. That's what I want to hear! It is all knitting business. She interviews people in her company, talks about yarn, current knitting trends, book reviews, projects, future knitting projects and trends, etc. I am enjoying it very much. I just downloaded the first 6 episodes. I am listening backwards as I already listened to episodes 7-11. Load it up!
p.s. Renee, you are in my thoughts. I am so sorry, sweet friend.