Friday, February 23, 2018

Life & Little Things...Year of Socks

I promise I'll have some jewelry content to blog about soon but the past few weeks in the studio seem to have revolved around knitting...Probably because we have a fireplace in the studio and its been so cold and my wall of yarn has been calling to me loudly lol! Cozy! Also because I've been obsessed with sock knitting. I'm declaring 2018 the year of socks! 

I figure if I keep at least 2 pairs of socks on the needles at all times I can rotate what I feel like working on and still get other projects complete along with at least 1-2 new pairs of socks per month... 

And even though I have 2 cardigans I'm working on I'm seriously itching to get this Wool and the Gang tunic sweater cast on lol! I have major castonitis...I've been casting on ALL OF THE THINGS! lol 

I thought I was getting ahead of myself and going to overwhelm myself but plain vanilla socks in fun colors and stripes are mindless, autopilot knits perfect for when watching TV or when the youngest is reading out loud to me for his reading logs or when I'm catching up on podcasts...

above is a Fiber for the People- Light Through the Trees dyed yarn with a Jade mini for the heels, toes and cuffs. I've already finished this one and am about to turn the heel on the second one so I'll have those done this week and on my feet! :) and below I have a Knitpicks Hawthorne handpainted yarn called Woodstock...not the greatest pic the colors are more vibrant and that its showing up but scroll up and you'll see a better pic of the colors in the first pic. I LOVE LOVE LOVE both of these yarns. They feel terrific and have knitted up quickly. I've got the heel already turned on the second sock and am halfway up the leg (Knitting them toe up) so that will be yet another pair that are hopefully on my feet this week. That'll put my sock count at 4 pairs of socks so far for 2018. I'm pretty proud of that!! lol!

Between Valentines day and 100th day of school day the littlest guy has been having fun working on school projects with me :) This is him presenting his 100th day of 2nd grade 100 pom pom t shirt he designed :) 

oh yea and did I mention I decided to participate in some #KALS (knit alongs) Fiber for the People is doing a year of hats KAL and I've completed 1 for January, 2 for February and this one I started won't count for anything but its a gift knit so it still makes me happy lol! Plus hats knit up lickety split anyways :) 

So as I mentioned, I am finishing up some jewelry pieces to add to the shop and blog but sometimes I just gotta follow my muse and whats inspiring me and lately my yarn stash has really been making me happy. As long as I'm making, creating and keeping my brain and hands busy I'm a happy maker. 
What makes your brain and muse happy these days? post a link to your blog or instagram or fb or whatever it may be so I can see what you're working on. I always love seeing what everyone is working on :)

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