Valentine’s day – I mean Cyril and Methodius day, since St. Valentine has been extricated from the official Roman calendar of saints – Goodness, that means it’s halfway through February. Good thing I’m more than halfway through February’s socks.

They’re the “Latvian Stockings” from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. This is a month where the pretty yarn – “Merisock” from Punta Yarns – does all the work. The pattern is simple, little lace chevrons that you’ll memorize before you’re through the first repeat. They are currently called “Latvian Royalty” on my Ravelry page because of a rash of unoriginality hovering around these socks. I have been enjoying them, but they are…. well. “meditative.” That is the Nice Word in knitting for “boring.”

The have a longish leg, but a shortish foot, so they will have to be for a smallish person – mercifully, I am related to a number of such persons. I’ll see if I can get them on at the end of the week, by which time I’m sure they’ll be finished.

Sorry. The endless series of 10-row repeats are only adding to the somnolescence of this drizzley, oddly warm February day.

4 thoughts on “Zzzzzzzz.

  1. OOHHH pretty yarn! I love the pattern. Trust me after a bit of time the repeats can be very good as I need a break from complicated patterns! Like the mystery shawl we are doing! I am on my second pair of monkeys for this month and loving the pattern. Short sweet repeats and really nice yarn!


  2. Speaking of St. Cyril and Methodius…the priest at mass today opened by saying, “I think ‘Valentine’s Day’ won out on the calendars after people realized that saying ‘Be My Methodius’ really didn’t have that nice of a ring to it…”



  3. That looks like a lace pattern I could do! Beautiful colors in the yarn. I’ve noticed that more and more sock patterns lately are knee length.


  4. You are right Jonica… it’s been great for classes, because it’s not distracting ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Bethany that’s pretty hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚
    Mom – that is true! Thank goodness these are not knee-length; i think they’ll be like mid-calf.


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