Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I'm back in a sock phase. Funny, especially seeing how it's August, and warm/hot. Soon enough it will be sock weather. I've knit socks before--mostly as gifts--but last winter when my feet were cold and I slept with socks knit from Malabrigo sock yarn, I swooned. So soft I hardly noticed anything on my tootsies, but I did notice they kept warm.

Here are two WIPs:  The top one is Spring Forward (you'll find the pattern on The pattern is so easy and moving so fast.  I used Wollmeise 80/20 in Fruehling. I'm not a green person, but I adore this green. It's just gorgeous and my feet will no doubt dance about when I wear these happy, healing socks.

The bottom one is just a plain vanilla sock pattern, and I wanted something plain in hopes that the yarn (Wollmeise Am Kalten Polar, 80/20) would pool, and it did. Isn't it wild?
Pattern: Spring Forward   Name of project: "Or in this case, fall back."

Pattern: Plain Vanilla Socks  Project name: "Break the Knitters Block Socks"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Orange County Fair winner

It's corny, I know, but I always like these Blue Ribbons from the fair. Here's the shawl that won this year....a Fountain Pen second. Every writer needs her muse. If you're on Ravelry, you can read more about it by going to my page: Inkmama. If you've made a Fountain Pen shawl, send me the link so I can peek...