So I finished my first My Cup of Tea sock. Whew. That bad boy took some time. I almost cast on the second sock immediately after finishing the first but my fingers were cramping so badly from knitting on size 1 needles with fingering yarn that I decided I needed a break. I had quite a bit of leftover yarn from my Wellington Worksock Shawl so I chose to knit up a matching hat. I’m doing the Hillier Hearts Cap by the same designer. I think the colors are perfect for spring. I’m planning on adding a Pom Pom. I’ve never made a Pom Pom before. Apparently they are all the rage now. I see them everywhere: knitted items, baby blankets, bunting for weddings and baby showers. I guess it’s hard not to like Pom poms.
We are flying to Texas this weekend to visit Gabe’s family. He has eight step-sisters. Eight. Step-sisters. More than half of them are married with multiple children. And I bet you thought the holidays with your relatives were crowded. Puts things in perspective doesn’t it? I’m looking forward to the trip. Gabe’s grandfather will be there; he is a WWII vet and has some amazing life stories. We only see him once every two years or so and I want the kids to soak up as much time with their great-grandfather as they possibly can.
I’m planning on taking my knitting with me although I don’t know how much I’ll actually accomplish. Next week’s Yarn Along may be rather uneventful.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
You are so brave to do socks n size 1 needles! I always do size 2 even though I would probably get better gage with size 1. The sock looks lovely, by the way. Wishing you luck on finishing number two on your trip.
Thank you Andrea. Alas, the sock was not finished. It was not even started if I’m being honest. This week, I swear!
Your socks (well, sock…) look beautiful. I know how size 1 needles can be real pain. And to get to the toes….that’s another story 🙂
Love your blog (although I don’t comment much I have read the whole thing) and I hope you have a fantastic time with your loved ones 🙂
Thank you, Mari-Liis. I hope the second one turns out just as nice as the first sock…assuming I get around to casting on for it anytime soon! I’m glad you enjoy the blog. I enjoy writing it and it’ so fun to connect to other knitters such as yourself.
I love that sock pattern! lovely. is this knit picks yarn? I havent found a sock yarn I like yet that doesn’t bother my feet. I hope you had a fun trip!
It is Knit Picks yarn, but I have to tell you, while I like the price point and the colors, I have found that the yarn just down’t hold up well. I made Gabe a pair of socks this fall and despite hand washing and hang drying, they are starting to felt and completely loose their shape. Not cool. Have you considered Madeline Tosh sock yarn? I have used it to make a pair of fingerless mitts, and I feel like it would knit up into a lovely sock.