Green (and a couple of FOs)

I seem to be on a green kick.  It started with the Cece cardigan that I’ve knitted for my cousin Rachel’s birthday:

She’ll be pleased – it’s a perfect weight for a sweater in the Bay Area.

I used a lovely technique from the TECHKnitter for grafting the ribbing at the back neck. I had one tight point, but on the whole I’m pretty happy with how it came out:


Then it was the Miss Babs Yummy Sock yarn in the Kiwi colorway that caught my eye – it turned into a pair of Candelabra Socks (rav link) by Chrissy Gardiner.

Candelabra socks 1c

The lovely Candelabra Socks are done and will be held for a Christmas present.  I’m not saying for whom.

And there was the olive drab leftovers to be made into a cap for Socks for Soldiers:
SFS Hat2

Finally, the very lovely Madeline Tosh Vintage in the Jade colorway that I bought from Blue Bird Yarn & Fiber got pulled out to play with some swatching for a sweater of my own design.  It really does glow!

Update on the baby birds:  Yesterday afternoon, there was only one chick left in the nest, now I don’t hear even that one. At first I thought that the one baby might have died, but then the other one is now gone too.  Can it be that they learned to fly and left the nest this quickly?  edited to add:  Probably. Birds can learn to fly in about 11 days!  So self-sufficient, those birds.  It’s a little lonely here at Pox Fading Central.