It’s been raining for two days straight and there are no signs of it letting up anytime soon. It is dark outside and my kids are sleeping in an extra hour in the morning because of the lack of light. I’m not complaining. Our roads and driveways are flooded and I’ve seen two car wrecks and a few felled trees today on the road, all before noon. It’s a good excuse to hibernate indoors.
My Cup of Tea socks are coming along nicely. I’m decreasing on the foot right now and I anticipate finishing the first one by the end of the week. I’m very happy with the crocus motif on the front side, but I feel like the photo doesn’t do it justice. I may buy sock blockers (something I have always thought of as frivolous) because I think blocking will really make the pattern stand out when I’m done.
I have yet to cast on for my Wellington Cowl, the test knit I am (supposed to be) working on. It’s not that I don’t want to. I just haven’t had time. Come to think of it, the kids are napping. I think I’m going to do it right now.
Or not. We shall see. What are you working on, my friends?
They are looking great Sarah, and the felted cowl looks so soft and so cosy. Sounds like you could do with snuggling into it yourself with the poor weather, rather than gifting it! I am sorry I didn’t get chance to leave you a message when I dropped by Wednesday (Robin woke up) but I wanted to say how lovely your photographs were…and I loved the numbered step idea. By the way, thank you so much for the advice about checking my mystery yarn out at the LYS – suspicions confirmed, not enough for a little fisherman’s sweater so now I am stumped!
Tania, you are so sweet, I always look forward to reading your comments! I’m so glad you went to your LYS! Can you imagine reaching the halfway point of a sweater before realizing you don’t have any yarn left? Tragic! What about some fingerless mitts for yourself? Perhaps a matching hat if you have any yarn leftover? The search continues, my friend.
Oh man, those socks are GORGEOUS! Where did I see those socks before? I have no idea, but I remember going, “oooooh, TEA socks!” (I’m sort of a tea fanatic.) You’ll get that shawl done. I can’t wait to see it!
Thank you, Julia. I found the pattern on Ravekry just by chance. I highly recommend them.