I may have mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve been working on a sample knit for Candice of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibres. The samples are finally done!
There was no rush on the project, so I took my time and enjoyed working with her delicious Squish Sport yarn. The color is called Prickly Pear. I love how it came out kind of striped.
She asked for a women’s M size on the socks, and you may be able to tell from the pictures that that meant making them a bit too big for my abnormally tiny feet. They’ll fit most ladies who don’t have crazy-small feet, though!
I’ll be sending these socks off to Candice along with the leftover yarn. I hope she likes them as much as I do!
In other news, I started knitting a hooded baby sweater of my own design to send down to Chile for my friend’s son. In keeping with the hat I designed for him, I’m making patterns on it with seed stitch. So far I like how it’s coming out, but I think I may have mis-positioned the sleeves when I started the raglan increases. We’ll see. If I have to rip back, I have to rip back.
I also joined up with the knitting group yesterday at a local yarn store that I just discovered. It turns out the store is owned and run by the mother of one of my high school classmates. It’s a small world! The group was great; really friendly and everyone had interesting stories. It’s going to be hard to go there and knit without buying any of their luxurious yarn, though.
As for reading, I haven’t had much time for it lately, but one of my favorite recent reads (that I just returned to the library) was Voluntary Simplicity. I would highly recommend this book – in fact I’m planning and entire separate post to write about how much I loved it!