Believe it or not I finished my 2008 Christmas knitting — this week. yup, a little behind. But the pattern was great, and the yarn amazing! I didn’t realize until I was finished and looking for the yarn wrapper that I was knitting with some cashmere. No wonder I loved the yarn so much. So off they go to their recipient. I think I have more of this yarn in my stash so I may do these over for me.
Yarn: Pagewood Farm Alyeska
Color: Santa Fe
Pattern: Hidden Path Socks
So as soon as I wove the last end in, I cast on for yet another pair of socks. This yarn I found on sale at Michael’s – I mean someone else found on sale at Michael’s and I found empty bins. Morose, I wandered the aisles of their knitting section and came across a woman with about 20 balls of the sale yarn in her basket. “So that’s where all the sale yarn went to,” I joked. She laughed too and admitted she would never knit all that yarn, and did I want some?
Turns out she was the wife of a co-worker of mine, only I didn’t realize it at the time (she knew me however. I hate that when it happens!) She allowed me to pick some yarn from her basket. I think it’s only fitting that she receive socks from the yarn she gave me (she doesn’t knit socks as it turns out). So these will be hers.
Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock Stripe
Color: Bronzed Berry Stripe
Pattern: Basic Cuff down
The same visit to Michael’s is when I bought the yarn for the scarves in this post. They finally were mailed off last week or so and surprisingly enough were received by First Class Mail the VERY NEXT DAY. Impressive. More impressive is this card. I’ll be pinning this on my bulletin board: it’s just that beautiful.
Don’t you think so? And so …. SPRING LIKE!