I finished the socks I’ve been carrying around with me for 13 months. I know. 13 months. Good grief.
I have a good excuse though! I started these in the hospital before the baby was born. (Literally, the day he was born — thusly why I know how long they took!) And haven’t had a lot of time to knit since!
These socks started out as a few different patterns. The yarn is Numma Numma that I picked up as souvenir yarn in Atlanta, Georgia. I love the colors — mostly browns but also some olive greens and greys thrown in. I thought they would be subtle enough for a patterned sock, but everything I tried just drowned in the riot of color changes. So, a plain sock it was!
Once upon a time I got really annoyed at posts that said they used a “basic sock pattern” because I didn’t know what that was and I couldn’t find anything that was basic enough. Now, however, I know, so I’m going to say it: I used a basic sock pattern and threw in a baby cable on the sides. There. (Fortunately if you don’t know what that is there are gobs of basic patterns on the web now, so I don’t feel bad!)
This is the first time I’ve done ribbing all the way down. I like it. Feels nice and snug. Although they do gap wierdly at the back of the heel. My feet do get narrower there so it’s either that or the heel doesn’t go high enough maybe? Doesn’t really matter — they fit fine 🙂
In other news, I made some really late cards:
This was experimenting with some new stamps (that I got for $1! For the whole set!) that are clear and you put them on a hard clear block. You can see through them and are much smaller for storage. I was suspicious they would be too indistinct, and they are not as good as hard rubber, but generally they were fine. I like them.
And finally, I did a felted soap class at the Boo’s preschool! These were my samples with the Boo’s contribution on the left. It was an awesome class. The pre-K kids did marginally better than the preschoolers, but mostly everyone did great. I think they had fun. I know I did! And even the teachers enjoyed it, I think. A bit more expensive than their normal art projects, but it was for mother’s day, so I guess that was special 🙂 I loved watching the kids pick out their colors.
Okay, one more photo, because I can’t help it. It’s too stinkin’ cute. These are the boys welcoming home Daddy. Wait, they’re in pajamas. Maybe saying goodbye when Daddy goes to work? Sad that I don’t know, eh? Ah well. Either way, it’s cute. We love our PJs in this house!