Friday, May 9, 2008

My Favorite Things

This morning I was able to do one of my favorite things; sit outside in the early morning sunshine and drink my coffee. It is the first time it has been both sunny and warm enough early in the morning that I wouldn’t freeze to death. The marine layer was thick over the Guemes channel so I couldn’t see the water, but I could feel its presence and smell it in the air. To me, getting out on a morning like today is worth 6 months of rain, clouds, and dreary weather. There is nothing like an early sunny morning.

I was itching to cast on something last night but most of the projects in my queue require needles that are due to arrive in my eagerly anticipated KnitPicks order. I have leftover worsted weight sock yarn from my first socks, and there is a baby expected in our family, so I cast on baby socks. They aren’t particularly good baby colors, but they’re neutral since we don’t know if said baby is a boy or a girl. I have already finished the first one; it took only about two hours. Plus it gives me good practice turning a heel, working a gusset, and toe decreases. The pattern I used is Jimmy's Baby Bootie Set by Jimmy Beans Wool and the yarn is J√§rbo Garn Raggi Multi. They are so small! Sometimes I forget how small babies really are. Was my baby ever that small?


  1. Hi, that is one very cute sock! I like your blog- that swift from the last post was ingenious. I found you thru Rav's RAK group, hope you don't mind if I hang around to check out your future projects!

  2. Thank you for your kind words, you're welcome to visit anytime!