The month of January brought us various colds and viruses and general ick. I think we're all out of the woods for the time being. But you never know when the next one will strike when the kid is in preschool and the husband takes the metro to work.
There has been knitting and a bit of finishing, but I can't post the finished bit because my SITM2 pal might find out who I am and figure out her other pair of socks ;) I need to finish up her package and get it out to her soon. Have to come up with some other stuff first. Any ideas?
In the midst of all the illness I received a lovely package from my Vintage Socks upstream, Lilith.
They are 'Gentleman's Sock in Lozenge Pattern' made with her own handpainted yarn. So pretty and soft! I have lost count of the number of times I have worn them and they still smell like the lavender she sent along with the package (I promise I have washed them after every wearing!)
Then at the beginning of this month I received an email with a link to a pattern called Ironwork Socks by Kelly Porpiglia from my SITM2 pal! The pattern is super pretty. I am going to have to find the perfect yarn to knit up.
Right now I'm working on two pairs of socks for the February Sockdown! Challenge on Ravelry. I'm doing Fawkes, in memory of Momma Monkey, and a secret pair for someone I'm going to do a swap with on Rav. I have finished the first of the Fawkes and cast on for the secret pair. I must say, Cat Bordhi is a genius.