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March Madness

Today is Selection Sunday when the NCAA will announce the teams that will compete in the Championship Tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. 

I was late deciding what socks to knit up this month.  I finally decided on this colorway – Let the Wild Rumpus Start.  I also picked up a mini skein from Canon Hand Dyes' last update for the heels and toes.  Having knit the leg of the first sock, the silver H/T is a perfect match.  

Canon Hand Dyes, Charles Sock
Usually, I’m a monogamous sock knitter, but after February, I needed a pop of color and a pattern.  I cast on Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in Saffron.  I’ve started the second sock and hope to post a FO pic soon.  Until next week, bon tricot!

Tanis Fiber Arts, Blue Label

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