Tuesday, October 2, 2012
This is the office project that’s been kicking around in my bag for the past month or so – just another pair of plain vanilla socks for Boy 1. He picked this yarn from the stash. It’s Lion Brand Magic Stripes that has been there forever (I think a gift from my mom) – so the yarn is nice and sturdy. You may or may not know this… but Boy 1 is red-green color blind, which means he sees no difference between the blues and purples in these socks. I quizzed him and he thinks ALL the stripes are blue! I tried to make these a bit long in the foot so that they’ll fit him all winter long…In other news, I think I’ve worn Ribband 3 times in the week since completing it! When I showed it to you before, I was wearing it as a bracelet. Here it is as a necklace:And finally, I had to start a new office sock, which began while standing in lines at Hersheypark last weekend and grew quite a bit as I sat through conference presentations today. The yarn is Paca-Peds from The Alpaca Yarn Company and the blend is 20% superfine alpaca, 65% superwash wool, 15% nylon. I started a sock with this years ago but had to rip it out completely because the stitch pattern was tight and I couldn’t get it over my foot. This time, I’m using the free Charade pattern, which I’ve knit twice before.Next time I’ll give you an update on Leaflet, which is growing just like it’s springtime.