Look! A pair of socks!
Ok, so they don’t match. At this point I’m not getting picky but am declaring that my knitting mojo has returned. On the left is a simple top down sock using a stitch pattern from Sensational Socks. Yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in the Chinatown Apple colorway. On the right is a Coriolis sock from Cat Bhordi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters. It bears closer inspection:
Is that not a lovely short row heel?
And the cuff, showing the spiral and a picot hem with sewn bind off. This was actually my second attempt at this. The first time I got as far as the heel and just could not wrap my brain around the instructions. The second time I concentrated a little better and it was far simpler than I thought. Cat’s books are not for the faint hearted, but I really did enjoy this and will make more. This was toe-up using a Turkish cast on with Deb’s excellent tutorial. Yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Squooshy in the Anna Grace colorway. You can get your own at Sonny and Shear.
I mentioned that last weekend was spent with my sister ferrying her to and from some medical tests and celebrating her birthday. I’m happy to report that she received a clean bill of health – especially comforting since she is a cancer survivor. For her birthday we decided to act like children and went to Build-A-Bear and made ourselves some teddy bears. She even got a sticker proclaiming her the birthday girl:
I also made her a little video with pictures of us as we were growing up. Here are two of my favorites:
Oh yeah – did I mention she’s OLDER than me?? Happy Birthday Sis. I love you!!