Longing for Spring
This is was a pattern (round #3) for Sock Madness 9, a speed knitting contest. (See the Sock Madness Forever group for more information.)
“Longing for spring” („Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling“,KV 596, Vienna, 14 January 1791) is a lovely little song composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during the last winter of his life.
Come, dear May, and make
the trees green again,
and let the little violets
bloom for me by the brook!
Komm, lieber Mai, und mache
Die Bäume wieder grün,
Und laß mir an dem Bache
Die kleinen Veilchen blühn!
In the pattern of these feminine socks, you can see little flowers growing by the brook.
(Use a solid or semi-solid yarn rather than a variegated, so you’ll really see them blossom.)
The pattern includes fully written as well as charted instructions.
Whether you knit the socks during winter looking forward to the next season or while sitting amidst blooming meadows - I hope you enjoy the time!
This are the song’s words in Norwegian:
Kom, mai, du skjønne, milde,
gjør skogen atter grønn,
og la ved bekk og kilde
fiolen blomstre skjønn!