Some of you have asked what I decided regarding the lost mitten post! I was rooting around in my stash looking for yarn for new mittens, and found an awesome thrummed mitten kit that I got last winter from Tanis Fiber Arts, and then tucked it safely away and forgot all about. But now that I have rediscovered it, I’m going to knit those first, and then to replace my stranded mittens, I’m going to take the advice of many who pointed out that the Mod Monday that occurred immediately after my lost mittens was clearly a sign- I’m going to knit a pair just like it! Unless when I go back to my stash I find some long forgotten stranded mitten kit….
When I went to Lise’s amazing alpaca farm, I was also blown away by the shop she has in her home! I couldn’t resist snagging some goodies:
Also, the soap is utterly amazing. Lise, I’m coming back for more soap! It’s luxurious, and moisturizing, and smells so good. This time of year, I really struggle with dry skin, but not when I use Zenitude soap. Plus the bars are so nice and big, so they last a long time. We’re not even halfway through one of the bars.
And look- it even lists the name of the alpaca that it came from! I’ve never used an alpaca bamboo blend before, but it’s soooo soft. This lovely DK will likely become something special for my daughter:
Her Etsy shop link is over there on the sidebar, by the way! ——->
Some of you saw a sneak peek of this sock’s beginning, but it’s really coming along now:
I tried to take a normal photo, but it just lay there, like an unblocked sock. So, the circus came to help jazz up the photo. One of the surprising benefits to having a kid has been having all her fun toys as props to help jazz up still life photo shoots!
If you are curious, the supporting cast is from this adorable story box circus set we got for Lila for her 2nd birthday. She loves playing with it, the the pieces are sprawled across the coffee table as I type. I suppose I should tidy that up, come to think of it…
So as you can see, the sock is done! Well, then to knit the second one, but I adore the stripes so much and it’s such an easy knit I don’t think it will take too long. This is the vanilla sock pattern that I tend to most enjoy, for the simple zen of just knitting around and around. Plus with yarn as lovely as this, it’s so satisfying to watch the stripes emerge, since both the golden beige and the teal have so much depth. I can tell these are going to become favourite socks.