. . . . from The American Heritage College Dictionary
|I was finishing up my Halcyon Socks|
as we drove by Mt. Shasta yesterday.
. . . . from Wikipedia
The combination of colors and texture in these Halcyon Socks reminds me of all the summer vacations we have taken in Central Oregon with views of the Cascade mountains under blue skies. So it was perfect that I was finishing them up as we drove home from dropping the boy off at camp in Oregon, and now I am writing this post as we get ready to pick him back up and go camp out in the high desert surrounding the Deschutes River, where hopefully we will be experiencing some more halcyon days before summer ends.
The Candy Skein "Blueberry Cobbler" colorway may be named after a treat, but it might as well have been made for the Halcyon pattern because the blues and browns are a perfect match for the Kingfisher birds with which the Halcyon legend is associated:
It's just knitting, but it makes me happy to find a great match between pattern and yarn, and finish up a project that I will associate with pleasant memories.
Pattern: Halcyon Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
Materials: 1 skein Candy Skein Yummy Fingering Superwash Sock in "Blueberry cobbler", and US 1 needles.
Modifications: I cast on half of the total stitches with a provisional cast on before knitting a short-row toe. This method, from Priscilla's Dream Socks, is my favorite for knitting seamless toe-up socks.