I've been a little absent lately. With settling into the new place, shopping for decorations to adorn our bare walls, a family visit, and enjoying the beautiful fall weather I haven't had much time (or energy) to blog. I am just now getting some semblance of an everyday routine back, even though we've been in our place for several weeks. I have been knitting. Honest. I finished the baby Zoe project and I got a good start on my Socktoberfest project (the Baudelaire socks from Knitty). But first, in keeping with the Socktober-festivities, a gallery of my sock knitting history:
Traveler Socks from d-made in LB Wool-Ease
Rapunzel Socks, also from d-made, also in wool-ease
Hedera Socks from Knitty (first pair in actual sock yarn, Knitpicks of course)
The infamous Jaywalkers!
And most recently, a simple pair (my own pattern) in Knitpicks Simple Stripes for my MIL:
Three of the five socks above were gifts. If you're ever unsure what to knit someone: knit them socks! Here are my reasons: 1. they'll actually get used by the recipient (as long as they're not hippies) 2. they'll think that it's the most complicated thing you could possibly knit for them (you know their not but they can keep on thinking that for all you care) 2. knit socks fit the best (period) 3. Socks are convenient for you (they're portable and can be as quick or slow as you want them to be depending on time constraints).
So go knit some socks, dangnamit!