Over the last couple of weeks I have been totally obsessed with knitting my first pair of socks using the Walking on Sunshine pattern written by KellyJ. I finished the first sock during the week then cast on it's mate. Kelly told me that I would notice a major difference between the first and second sock as I learned to knit with the small needles and she wasn't kidding. Look how tight this second sock is starting compared to the first.
I am super excited to know that I am over the halfway point of knitting my first pair of socks. I've already decided that I am going to knit this same pattern but with different yarns as soon as these are done. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't picked two varigated yarns to knit with because it's a bit hard to see the beautiful pattern but then again, it really makes it look like I knit super difficult too.
I also found time, since it rained so much this weekend, to clean out my fiber closet and sort my stash. I have a whole bin of just sock yarn. For a person who never knit a pair of socks or even used small needles, I have enough sock yarn to open a small store. Well...I guess I will have plenty of yarn choices for future socks now.
I also found time to spin more yarn. Over the last few weeks I've been filling my bobbins up and I finally got around to plying them using different techniques. All of the yarns were spun from Art Batts of Wonder that I created from my herd. So...now it's time for you to share your adventures in Fiber Arts. Thank you for visiting my blog, leaving your wonderful comments and linking in your adventures.
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