This week has been slightly busy for me and it feels like I’m behind in so many things, especially my blog. This weekend hubby and I have decided just to stay home and get caught up on a few things around the house, which will also give me the ability to knit and spin!
While taking a few progress photos this morning, we had a sweet little visitor in the back yard. Hummingbirds are by far my favorite bird – they are curious, speedy and beautiful!
So, I have a few things to share with all of you.
I’m truly enjoying Kirsten Kapur’s TTL Mystery Sock 2013 and I have finished clue 3, the heel. I really love how the leaf design goes all the way down the back of the leg to the tip of the heel and that it is identical in the front, with the exception of the extra leaf that is strictly for the heel. Now I am patiently waiting for clue 4 so I can knit the foot!
I’ve also casted on another pair of socks, Yachats by JC Briar, using my stash of Springtree Road Julep sock in Aubrine. I think this will be quite a fun knit and the design is perfect for the color of the yarn I’m using.
In the Oregon town of Yachats (pronounced YA-hots), low tide is high time for beachcombing. As the tide recedes and the Yachats river meanders across a wide bed of sand, incredible patterns form. River waves ricochet off the banks, leaving echoes in the sand before meeting the crashing ocean. Sinuous shapes repeat and morph, filling the bay with constant movement and energy.
These socks capture the spectacle of the bay, with crashing waves on the fold-over cuff, rivulets running along the instep, and pebbles strewn across the toe. With their anklet length and their light, breezy, summery feel, they’re perfect for a beachside stroll. ~ JC Briar
After seeing a particular pattern knitted up and on display at A Good Yarn in Prescott, I had to have the pattern, which meant I had to purchase the book. So, I bought Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits by Andra Knight-Bowman. For those of you who love seamless knits, you can also find more of Andra’s designs online at Ravelry.
I have to say that I pretty much love all 19 designs in this book opted to knit Jenny, a bottom up cabled vest that has a classic look. The sample vest at A Good Yarn was knitted up in Cascade Eco Wool in beige, which really showed off the stitch pattern. After going through my stash, I decided to use Shepherd Worsted Wool in Bronze. I think that the color I decided upon will really show off the design nicely.
Are you working on any fun projects this weekend?