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Yes, we have socks! Dad’s birthday socks are ready to be wrapped.
Those pink threads are life lines in case the socks need a little lengthening or shortening. Doesn’t Sweetgeorgia dye the best dark blue around? In some lights it looks a bit blue-grey, in others blue-green, but it always looks complex and beautiful. In a manly way.
Pattern: Retro Rib Socks by Vintage Vogue (ravelry link here)
Yarn: SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon) in Riptide
A moth fluttered through the house a few days ago. Not the pretty butterfly kind, but the fibre-eating kind. I had already been methodically bagging and freezing my yarns, then stuffing them in storage bins, but this sped me right up. I’m almost done now, and rediscovered a skein of sweetgeorgia sock yarn in the process.
So that’s how my knitting hiatus ended, with a sock in a kind of waffle stitch pattern that’s easy to remember, so I can sit on the balcony sipping iced tea while I knit. It’s been a strange & wonderful & stressful two months, so it’s nice to get back to the inner calm of handcrafts.
Yesterday, my friend Lisa and I went to the sweetgeorgia open house. I am amazed at what Felicia has done in only two months – the studio was filled with bright, beautiful yarns, roving, and weaving. Of course, I couldn’t leave empty handed:
I realize that there’s a lot of pink in this blog…I guess this is my pink phase. I’m usually not attracted to pink but when it’s this saturated and juicy looking, I can’t resist.
And my own handspun? I knit it up, as promised, into a little lace baby hat. It’s not really baby-soft, but I haven’t spun any merino or silk yet.