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My May SAM 3 KAL socks are complete and these are also socks for my mother for Mothers Day. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until towards the end that a more appropriate pair should’ve been knit in spring colors, but since these are complete and there’s no time to knit another pair, they will have to do.
Pattern: Snake River Socks
Pattern Source: PersistentIllusion.com
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Green Mountain Madness
Needles: (2) KnitPicks Circular size 1 US
Notes: This is my first time knitting with Cherry Tree Hill yarn and let me just tell you it will definitely not be my last. Although the colorway isn’t one of my favorites, I must confess that the yarn was heavenly sliding through my hands to the needles. So far, this pattern has been one of my favorites not only because it was written toe-up for two circular needles, but because it was so simple to follow. These socks also fit my feet probably better than any I’ve ever knit. I suppose if they don’t fit mom, she could send them back to me. I’ll definitely keep this pattern in my sock binder to knit again in the future, but I’ll probably add the yarn overs as in the inspired River Rapid Socks just for something new.

Those silly dogs of mine kept running through all my photos, so I thought I’d include one to show you. Although the photo of the socks isn’t the best (and you have to deal with my hairy white legs), I just though it was fun to include a photo of what it’s like to be out on my backyard patio.

Also, remember those stitch markers I’ve been bugging all of you about? Well Ana opened her new online store, so please go take a look around. I can’t believe her low low prices!

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First, thanks for all the compliments on the Spartan Pullover Sweater and thanks for pointing out the obvious that this was my first sweater project, that I succesfully completed the fair isle & that the sweater is even wearable. Maybe I will attempt another sweater soon after all!

I’ve calculated that I knit about a sock a month currently, so when I saw that there was a Sock A Month Knitalong, I knew it was going to be something I could succeed at!

I signed up immediately (the first day) and to my utter astonishment and elation, a frequent commenter here, Karen, is my team leader. Isn’t it a small knit blogger world? I’ve decided to knit the Sugar-Free Diabetes Walk Socks again. I knit them once before and really liked the stitch pattern, but I knit them the first time in sockweight yarn & this time I wanted to knit them in worsted weight yarn as the pattern suggests. The pattern suggested Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, but since I have none in my stash & I’m trying not to buy much before I go to Stitches West, I searched to see what suitable alternate in my stash might work. I spied quite a few skeins of Berroco Pure Merino in the cabernet colorway & figured it would probably work just fine. So far, so good!

In other news, I did receive the jewelry I ordered from Heather. Everything was better than I even hoped for. I placed my order on Wednesday afternoon & had it in my hands on Saturday afternoon. I was definitely expecting beautiful jewelry, but just look at the fabulous packaging with the jewelry pouch, care card, Dove chocolates, (because chocolate goes with everything) and FREE earrings! You can’t tell by the photo, but they are the prettiest delicate pink color.

When I opened the jewelry pouch, I found my beautiful necklace. It was even better than I’d hoped & I’m so thankful that I found Heather and her etsy store.

The necklace is named “nora” and I noticed that she has another one in her etsy store (Twisted Lily Designs) available for purchase along with a lot of other beautiful jewelry. If I weren’t trying to save money for my Stitches West trip, I’d buy the other “nora” and give it as a gift to someone.

On Thursday I’m meeting Laura (a frequent commenter here) at a local yarn store. We had discovered over time that we both lived fairly close to each other & so obviously a meet up was in order. She has knit some absolutely beautiful items (and is working on a gorgeous afghan for her mom), but not only does she knit, she also stitches (cross-stitch). I thought this was quite ironic since I gave up cross-stitching last year when I started knitting. She has shown me through her blog that you can make time for both.So, just for you Laura, here’s what I WAS working on & set aside over a year ago. Thanks to you, I’ve pulled it out of the closet & may finish it.

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