Two thirds of the way into my first pair of socks and I am just smitten! They are adorable little bed socks that will be perfect with a pair of clogs… If only I hadn’t given my clogs away… Guess I’ll have to get another pair!
I’m using the Turkish Bed Socks pattern by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.
And now, the hunt for more fabulous sock yarn begins!
Here’s what I’m thankful for this week:
… time to work on my purewool longies…
… my beautiful new baby…
… my beautiful big girl…
… my amazing husband…
… my wonderful parents…
I’ve been working on the medium size for my longies pattern that I’m writing up. They’re coming along very nicely in this lovely Purewool yarn. I just love knitting with Purewool! It’s so soft and squishy…. mmmm…
And speaking of my longies pattern, I’m so grateful to all of my wonderful pattern testers. Y’all are so amazing and your insight is priceless. Thank you!
Finished up the “newborn” sized scrappy longies that I was making from Mosaic Moon Cestari scraps…
Turns out this yarn is a much thicker worsted weight than the Araucania I originally wrote the pattern up in, so this pair ended up being a whole size bigger. It’s not really a problem, as the babe will probably be in smalls for a lot longer than newborns. Mostly I just have to keep it in mind for when I’m writing the patterns.
And speaking of writing patterns, I just signed up several pattern testers for this longies pattern, so the ball is really rolling now!
I also just got started on the next size up – medium.
If you’re interested in being a pattern tester for this longies pattern comment on this post and I’ll get you all set up.
A few days ago I got some wonderful Mosaic Moon (on Cestari) yarn scraps in the mail. And last night I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to get started on a pair of scrappy longies for Baby Moo. I got most of the way through the waist band before I pooped out and had to go to bed.
This morning I changed my mind about using one of the Mosaic Moon colors for the trim (waist band and leg cuffs), so I found a good coordinating trim from my stash (O-Wool, in an eggplant kind of color).
I frogged the first waist band and got to about the same point on the second. Here are the progress photos.
Mosaic Moon and O-Wool yarn for scrappies/ first waist band mid-frogging
New waist band out of O-Wool
Just put the finishing touches on the brown and green longies, and another pair of green shorties that I’ve been working on.
The longies are knit in Araucania with Cascade 220 trim.
And the shorties are knit in Purewool (Forest of Pines colorway) – which is quickly becoming one of my favorites… it’s so deliciously soft and fluffy!
Shorties on Purewool Forest of Pines size small
So I have this super yummy, squishy Purewool that I really want to use, but I don’t know what to do with it!
I have three skeins. It’s like a bulky worsted weight.
Just started working on a slouch hat pattern using some nice, bulky, deep magenta yarn…. really, just started. I’ll post again when there’s more to show.
I love this cowl! It’s the first one I’ve designed, and it feels magical, so I’m calling it the “Magi Cowl”.
Block your work people! it’s totally awesome. Before blocking you couldn’t see any of the holes from the lace pattern, and the edges rolled in making it look like a clown collar! Blocking is magic!
Words cannot describe the sadness and heartache we have had since the last time I posted, exactly one week ago. Without divulging all of the details, in respect for the family, two very dear souls moved on from their earthly bodies last Monday. We miss them dearly, but know that we will meet again with them someday out in the cosmos…
And so, on this dreary, damp afternoon I find myself feeling particularly blue… but somehow I am finding comfort in the cool hues of this lovely yarn by SpringtreeRoad.
Much love and light,