Seeing as Clessidra is off the needles, I had to find a new sock to knit. Or two perhaps. I always have a plain stockinette sock going for those times that I just can’t concentrate on anything else. Now is no exception. I started a sock during my last sock class, but realized that it wasn’t going to be enough stitches for the intended recipient. So I ripped out and restarted and can now count this toward my SOS totals:
The first sock is done already as you can see. It is resting with our homemade mojitos (recipe courtesy of Cookie) that were whipped up this weekend. I can’t remember who it was, but whomever warned me that our mint plant would totally take over, you were right! The drinks were an attempt to quell the beast!
The sock is being knit in Austerman Step yarn, the one with the jojoba oil in it. I definitely feel the difference and hope the recipient does too. This sock and it’s mate have been knit mostly while reading this:
I’m a bit behind the rest of the world, but thanks to Juno’s generous loan, I managed to catch up this weekend. No spoilers here in case I’m not the only one a bit behind, but I will say that it was definitely a well crafted ending. And I’m finding myself at a bit of a loss to think that there won’t be another book about Harry and the gang’s adventures to keep me company on many long train rides.
You’ll also see next to it that there is another sock in the making. I can’t read while doing colorwork so it’s been going a bit slower. This is the Red Herring pattern from knitty. I apparently had another insatiable craving for colorwork that could not be ignored. I’m actually using the called for Tess yarns, which I picked up at Maryland this year and I can already say, I’m in love! The yarn is soft, squishy and beautifully dyed. What’s not to love? HWJF and I are going to Maine next weekend and we may be going to the shop to procure some more if possible.
You might also notice something a bit shocking there. I’m doing a sock cuff down! Alert the media!
Sometimes, you just don’t want to use the brain enough to mess with the pattern.
I’ve been doing plenty of spinning lately too, but let’s save that for next time.
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