Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rainbow of yarn

The "Gallery" has been updated with a bunch of colorway samples!  There's still a few more individual pics to add that I wasn't able to get good photos of before losing the light, but all of them are included in the pic above.  Another step almost complete before I can start filling the shop!

We've been spending a lot of time outdoors now that the weather is looking nice.  A quick walk in the stroller around the cul-de-sac usually ends up with the baby napping and me getting in a little bit of quiet time.  With some encouragement from the girls on Instagram, I started socks using Magic Loop.  The two-at-a-time angle sounded reeeeeally appealing even though the technique seemed super scary.  But it really isn't!  Seriously.  If you can figure out basic sock knitting, you can figure out Magic Loop.  I uploaded 'Socks from the Toe Up' from Wendy Johnson on my Kindle and used Judy's Magic Cast-On.  Worked up to 56 stitches and it's smooth sailing now.  Let's see what happens when I get up to the heel!  The little Sock Sack is a pattern from Ramona Rose on Craftsy.  Also crazy easy to sew and a genius pattern to go along with two-at-a-time knitting.  I still need to add snaps to the yarn guides and a ribbon to cinch it closed.  Maybe I can manage to do that before these socks are finished!

Our little gardens are coming along.  The sunflowers are getting big and we've got some tiny tomato, pepper, kale, and lettuce plants going strong.  Yay, plants!

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