My local yarn shop, Athena Fibers, asked me to make a soaker sample for the shop. (If you are wondering what in the world I am talking about when I say soaker, check out this blog posting.) I decided to go with size small on the sample just to see the size difference from the medium I made previously. I like it. It still fits Elias, but I think it will eventually be baby #2’s since I won’t get it back from the shop for at least a few months.
I also cast on a pair of Vanilla Socks by The Knitmore Girls. (There is a link for the FREE pattern on the right hand side of their website. Also on Ravelry.) If you are looking for something to listen to while knitting, The Knitmore Girls do a great podcast.
This was sock yarn I had in my stash from about 5 years ago. I am trying a method of using 2 circular needles instead of double pointed needles. It is going very well, and I appreciate not having to work with so many needles. With the circular method, you basically have your sock divided on the 2 needles, but only work with one circular needle at a time…the other needle just hangs there and chills out until its turn. (If ever you are confused about crafting concepts, just check out online videos like uTube. I do it all the time!)
And of course, for a very brainless project, I started another World’s Best Potholder by Flax and Twine. I blogged about these previously as well. Can’t get enough!