After 2 years, I am working again. It’s a part-time job in Berkeley, which necessitates commuting via BART. Fremont to Downtown Berkeley is about 50 mins, so I have plenty of time to do things like knit or read. One of the neat things about my new job is that it’s only a few blocks from Cakes & Purls. Since I got my first paycheck this week, I decided to treat myself with a new skein of sock yarn for my BART knitting.
Normally, I’d knit my socks on circular needles so that I don’t rick losing a needle on BART, but I’ve been really enjoying knitting with my set of Knitter’s Pride Karbonz DPNs. The yarn I picked out yesterday is Blue Ridge Yarns Footprints in Wild Cherry. It’s 2 skeins of yarn — one 300 yd skein of variegated colors and a 100 yd skein in a matching solid color. The main skein of Wild Cherry is a blend of really pretty deep jewel tones, and the smaller contrast skein is a dark purple that I’ll be using for the cast-on, heels, and toes.