February 2011


What finally motivated me to get the second sock done? I have another pattern I want to cast on, and I need the needles!  Can’t wait to wear these, though, they feel so soft on the feet.

I’m going to slowly work my way through the socks in Cookie A’s new book, knit.sock.love. Hedera is the first design featured in the book, and I had a skein of Wollmeise 80/20 in Mistelzwieg  already wound and ready to knit. I have finished the first sock. It was a simple knit, and the fit is  wonderful. I have finally learned to knit the heel flap longer so that the sock doesn’t stretch so much over my high instep. I also cast on 70 stitches, which is more than my usual 58-66. Since I use 00 needles (1.75 mm), I get a good tight gauge that will hopefully translate to a pair of socks that will last through a lot of wear.

It’s been awhile since I made any flowers for my garden. When I stitched this one I realized that I now have to get progressive lenses for my glasses. I can’t whipstitch hexies together right now, so I have switched to hand piecing with a running stitch instead. We’ll see what happens when I get new glasses. I really love these fabrics, and had great fun putting this week’s flower together.

Just received my swap package from Jeanne in Minnesota. Didn’t she spoil me?