I was at a conference last weekend so of course, I took my knitting along. When I travel, I always worry that I’ll run out of knitting (doesn’t everyone?) so I cast on for another pair of simple socks and threw them in. I didn’t touch them at the conference, but they’ll be perfect for my next travel knitting.
A plain vanilla pair of socks for Boy 2 out of Felici: When I was knitting the pink Felici socks recently, Boy 2 frequently petted them and talked about how soft they were. (Felici is unusually soft for a sock yarn that includes nylon.) I promised him a pair of Felicis and showed him the colors I have in stash. He picked this one. This is one boy who’s not afraid of color! This is one of their older colorways, called Aurora, that has stripes of differing widths.
Boy 2 responds strongly to softness and texture. I have a tiny yarn cake of cashmere laceweight yarn out in the living room right now which he immediately asked me about. “Mama, what is that blue yarn? It is soooooooo soft!” It was fun to be able to tell him about cashmere and let him rub it on his neck. This is the first laceweight yarn I have ever purchased. Lace normally isn’t my thing. But was I entranced by one of Anne Hanson’s latest creations, the Campanula Scarf, and thought I’d give it a try. I actually cast on and knit a few rows of this, but I struggled so with the slippery metal needle I had. I think I need a different needle to work this. I ended up goofing and frogged the whole thing.
But this scarf will be MINE – lacy cashmere scarves should NOT go to kindergarten!