May is usually my favorite month. Kellen and I have an anniversary (Click for Photos
), both our birthdays, the weather is gorgeous, and school gets out.
Oh, right. School. It's nice when it gets out, but these two weeks or so suck. Papers and Projects and Exams, oh my. I'm still working on the Blue, Cozy Thing
(and oh is it nice...) but I also finished up these babies:
I haven't gifted them yet, so I don't want to reveal the recipient, but if you think about an upcoming US holiday, you'll know. Pattern:
Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks
. On Ravelry Here
.Yarn: Alabama Fiber Dreams
, gifted from my SP!
Needles: US 0s, Susan Bates dpns.
I can't stress enough how much I love this yarn. Thanks again, Anne!
It was really nice to work with, a perfect match for the pattern, and I have enough left over to make some ankle-socks for me! The pattern was great too. It knit quickly and was really easy. I didn't add any mods, but I love the garter edged heel and the star-toe!
I still have a few things on the needles, but I couldn't resist the Webs
sale, and I bought this to make Kellen's Cobblestone Sweater:
It's Plymouth Encore, which is a really nice, washable wool/acrylic blend. When I first saw the color, I thought of coffee grounds. It's a rich, dark brown and black heather. But when it arrived in the mail, I was pleased to find it has some tweedy bits of blue in it too. Blue's Kellen's favorite color, so we're fine with that! I think it's going to look great as a Cobblestone. I can't wait to cast that on!