Commute knitting

New commute socksAfter 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.


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