And because sometimes I knit...
I figured I should mention it. I do knit sometimes. Mostly I like to think about it, talk about it, look through books about it. It is so funny how a knitting blog can take so many turns.
I am in two sock swaps this fall - one is the Harvest Sock Swap, the other is a Single Sock Liberation Movement gig. In each swap you knit up one sock and send the remaining skein and pattern to your partner with other added goodies. I have both of my partners and now I need to make some decisions and execute. I have started the Embossed Leaves Sock using Sundara Yarn in grass over leaf - can you imagine a more fitting name? And knit up, it is delightful, I'm not sure I can actually give it away. This gorgeous yarn was gifted to me, so it somehow seems appropriate to gift a finished sock, kind of a circle. Here's two lace repeats...don't you love those leaves? I heart fall.
For my second partner I am still deciding... maybe my Firestarter, I just have a toe for now. Or maybe the Boyfriend Sock? Or Vinnland? She is curious about the Jaywalker - is that just too easy? A cop out? If I can find the perfect colorway, maybe not. I feel that just one sock should allow me to be a little fancier in my pattern choice, we'll see. I can see my mind changing a bazillion times - so long as I get socks out when I am supposed to - I imagine that's just fine. Feel free to weigh in with a suggestion!
Also, got my Petals Collection kit today - seems fitting I would be knitting Sundara when more comes in the mail, the stuff is like a drug for me. Um, am I self-medicating with yarn?
I present Poppy...
This picture is a fairly accurate depiction of color. Rich, fall, delicious. Can you feel the skin breaking on that juicy plum? Juice dribbling down your chin, mmmmm.
I am so hopeful that Sundara will continue the sock club, there is currently one more installment left. I have invested in more than my share of clubs, this one truly deserves renewal - so thoughtful and creative, always a unique pattern and a beautiful postcard of the inspiration blossum. It's like getting a gift.