I finished the socks.... because they were easy and once I got going I found they progressed quite quickly.
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici "Surf's Up"
Needles: US 1
Notes: GREAT pattern for a self striping yarn, just enough of "something" to keep you interested but not enough that you need to pay the world's closest attention. I changed the heel to an "eye of the partridge" heel which I always prefer and as always, broke the yarn for a more even stripe pattern.
The sock was done and I had this unfamiliar feeling... I wanted to take a bite out of something else. A new project. Something small. Something that would check a box... something that wasn't too finicky.
And so a mitten in worsted weight was born. It's the right amount of "oooo lookie" without being too finicky and also adds a pair of mittens to the pile for Christmas when I like to give gifts to teachers. And so far it looks kind of great.
I've also been on Ravelry a lot, looking at baby blanket patterns, as that is also going to be needed by mid November. I'm having a hard time committing to a plan but I'm hoping a lunch with the mama this week might give me some clues in which direction I can go and maybe motivate me a little more.
And now.... quietly... I'm going to get back to the mitten. And maybe make more progress! I leave you with a few photos from our family's "stay-cation" this year... being around home has certainly allowed for regular routines, including knitting, to pop back into my life.
(We climbed a mountain!)
(We did pottery painting- that was Parker's idea.)