The title of this post was suppose to be ” A Funny Thing Happened On My Way Out The Door” but thanks to my friend Kim, its been changed to the above.
We are very fortunate to live within walking distance of all the basic necessities. 2 grocery stores, bank, post office, huge park with endless walking/hiking trails, shoe repair shop, Dunkin Donuts (that is a huge necessity for Chris), church, schools, 2 colleges, library, public transportation, etc…I mean I can walk to everything.
Most afternoons I’m out with the dogs and Kira (in her handy-dandy, can’t live without it Ergo Baby Carrier) just enjoying the day. Now here’s the thing, all of a sudden, for no apparent reason and without any outside motivation I can’t leave home without wearing a pair of hand-made socks. Finally after all these years of knitting socks…I AM WEARING MY SOCKS. Yes people, yes, Kim you read that correctly I am wearing my socks. The only thing I can think of that may have been the catalyst for this huge, cosmic shift are these.
Black, Mary Jane style, Born shoes. I bought them about a month and half ago and love them. And see how nicely they show off the socks. That was not my reason for buying them but it’s an awesome plus. It’s also bloody cold outside and my feet want to be warm.
So yes, I’m wearing my socks and currently knitting two new pairs. I don’t think I’ve ever had two pairs of socks going at the same time. But I just love both patterns and thought why not. I didn’t want to wait to finish one pair to start the other.
It’s super soft and very light. Even though it’s listed as a sock yarn, it’s seems like if it’s not knit up super tight, 9 to 10 stitches per inch, it won’t hold up. But that’s not stopping me. It feels so delicious….and I have enough pairs that I won’t wear them every day and wear them out so I knit on. They are 100% merino.
I wish you could see how much color is in this yarn. This picture doesn’t even come close to capturing it all.
And here’s that mystery sock I was working on but stopped to work my sister’s socks and get ready for Christmas.
The pattern is Meander by Lisa Stichweh. I first saw them on Cookie A. website and thought they were great. I love stitch patterns that “move”. And once I find something I like I tend to go a bit overboard. More Sanguine Gryphon love. This time it’s Skinny Bugga, Longhorned Beetle colorway.
Nice way to start the year, huh? And my mind is already buzzing with a possible knitting camp sock project….So fun!!!