Monday, August 1, 2011

Much better than last month

Considering my June knitting progress, it's amazing that I was able to knit an entire sock in July. Not a pair, but one sock.

A sock in a month

It's a very fun sock, and I hope to make it a match very soon.

In other sock news, I got this incredible skein of handspun sock yarn in the mail.

A surprise skein of handspun

It was completely unexpected, and guess who spun and sent it? Sara! She said the colors reminded her of my recently finished Wonky Bee quilt. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it, Sara! It's beautiful. Thanks so much for thinking of me. I will definitely have to pick a fun pattern for these, although maybe plain stockinette is best for the handspun. Hmm. I'll let that marinate a while while I decide!

And even though it's not handspun, you've still got a little time to enter the giveaway for some sock yarn and a pattern!


  1. what a very sweet surprise! i can't wait to see what you make with it.

  2. your sock is looking good. love that shade of blue.

    can't wait to see what you do with the handspun.

  3. LOL. In July I knit half a doll. But, in my defense, I quit in disgust when I realized the pattern was wonky... Hopefully I buck up and re-knit it soon.

  4. Lovely handspun! It's too hot to knit. That's my excuse. :)

  5. I have a few socks that don't have a mate yet either. Soon though. Lucky you to get such nice yarn in the mail. What a surprise!

  6. LOL With all the quilting you've been doing lately, I'm surprised you had time to knit at all! The sock looks great. :)

  7. Lovely yarn! The colors are great. Reminds me of Malabrigo's Archangel colorway.

  8. Gorgeous yarn! What about Kai-mei? There's enough of a pattern to be interesting but it shouldn't distract from the handspun.


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