First, thanks to Beth of the Knitter’ Wading Pool podcast for the lovely yarn and craft bag. I “won” her podcast contest over the weekend. There are 2 balls of Wool of the Andes (brown) and 2 balls of Shine sport (both Knit Picks), as well as a cute little craft bag. I enter contests sometimes, but have never won…. THANKS! I spent a little time on Ravelry looking at what others have done with this yarn. I wonder what the yarn wants to be? I think maybe the Shine would like to be a little crochet purse or bag, but the wool hasn’t spoken to me yet.
I finished the lotus socks (personal record of 2 weeks!) Usually I take months to finish a pair. Corn socks took from February to July, for example.
Yarn: Hill Country Sock Yarn (Instant Gratification)
Needles: Knit picks options, US 4 (magic loop)
Pattern: Lotus blossom from the Hill Country Yarn Sock Club
Mods: magic toe-up cast on and the Queen Kahuna heel.
Thoughts: nice yarn, nice pattern, worked up SUPER-FAST, but color bled quite a bit
In other news –
Bug took her first ride/paddle (ha) in a kayak last weekend during Boat Day on the Stones River.
Then we went to Uncle Dave Macon Days (an old-time music and dance festival) and she had a blue raspberry sno-cone, where she turned into “Blue-tongued Bug.”