Hello again! I try to post on Mondays, “try” being the key word, but boy has it been difficult to sit down at the computer with a bunch of spirited, high energy girls! 🙂 I’m excited because I have two finished projects and one work in progress! The first finished project is my Say Anything cardigan, which I have been working on (slowly) for a while now. Before I forget, I really want to thank all of you for your kind words about that project last week. I made the commitment to work on it every night, and it’s amazing once you made the time for a project, you can really get a lot done! After I blocked the whole thing, it did fit better, but I’m looking forward to the time that it will fit a bit better. Overall I’m happy with it – the pattern is great, the yarn choice was great, I just wish I went up a size or two.
The second finished project is my Vanilla Latte socks, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (I think) in Hosta Blue. I’ve noticed that I have the opposite problem of the Second Sock Syndrome – it’s the first sock that takes me the longest, and then the second goes by so quickly. They are lovely socks and will make a great addition to my gift stash.
The work in progress is another sock. I wanted something I could wear in a warmer climate so I chose the Rose City Roller pattern. The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Superwash Fingering in colorway The Final Frontier. It’s knitting up in the neatest pattern of stripes! It’s the first time I’ve worked with yarn spun from Blue Faced Leicester sheep, and I really love the “wooly” feel of it. (I hope to add a photo soon!)
Reading: I’m still slowly reading and savoring the latest edition of Soul Gardening.
Pineapple Yarn: I’ve been consistently adding new colorways, restocking sold out items, and adding new project bags. Right now I’m in love with this soft, speckled colorway called Ma’ili and my flamingo project bag, and my girls are crazy over the neons – Birthday Confetti and Graffiti is Art. I am so thankful for this creative outlet and the chance to work with yarn every day!