Cast off, cast on
I finshed my simple rib socks with the Scout's Swag - I loved this yarn. It is the first of this kind of have knit up - won't be the last. Done in two weeks exactly!
I love having a new pair of socks that I made - love it. But you know - sock knitters cover your eyes - have you ever really considered the time and money that goes into getting one pair of handmade socks? Wow. If you are being honest, can you think of anything more impractical or ridiculous? I don't let myself think about it - denial is not just a river people. On the flip side of that argument is that handknit socks are the most delicious, a serious treat for the feet. By now, I have knit enough socks now to appreciate how awesome they are. I look for them each morning, seek them out and hope I can put together some kind of outfit to match my socks. So I've decided that I just don't let myself think about the cost - time or money! *hands over ears* lalalalalala (Hell, I'm worth it! - heehee)
So what's next? Oh, I have a plan - I'm pretty sure I was cooking up a plan before I turned the second heel on this pair. I saw this pattern via The Woolen Rabbit - it's Tessarae by Anne Hanson from the Knitspot - alledged to be simple, I just love the clean stitches and definition - so this could be the next grab-n-go. As luck would have it, The Woolen Rabbit was willing to dye some Burgandy Bean for me, the same as featured on the pattern. I think it showcases the pattern and it can also represents "earth". (two birds, one stone)
This is the first Woolen Rabbit yarn I have received - two thumbs up - waaay up! It was mailbox to swift in 60 minutes flat, now that's special yarn. I was sold when I saw the Tesserae. I'll let you know how it knits up but in the skein and cake, I want to frost it and eat it. (would it be considered unnatural for my mouth to be watering at the thought of eating yarn? Is there some medical term for this ailment? yarnus-freakaliscious-itis?)