It’s been an amazing few days. I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the response to my Petty Harbour pattern, released last week when my new blog launched. (Don’t forget to leave a comment on Friday’s post for an entry in the contest to win a lovely skein of Sundara Sock!) I have received so many wonderful compliments and so much encouragement. In fact, all the warm, positive energy spurred me to finish my newest design on the weekend. I am hoping to have that released in a few week’s time so stay tuned!
The weekend also saw a road trip with friends to the Knitter’s Fair in Kitchener-Waterloo. I promised myself I’d be conservative with my purchases, and finding out Waterloo Wools was going out of business didn’t help that resolution. I also dropped by Georgian Bay Fibre Company‘s booth for some Carla’s Pengallie Fingering, and snagged a new wedge project bag from Zig Zag Stitches.
Gift knitting continues apace, the schedule thrown off only by my mom’s weekend request for “black” socks. I am a definite “colour” person, so after last year’s “brown socks debacle”, I swore off brown knitting for quite a long while. Since Chase has requested charcoal mittens and I was looking at knitting myself a dark grey half-Pi shawl, that moratorium may very well apply to black knitting soon. In the meantime, I have some great nearly-black indigodragonfly Merino Nylon Sock wound and ready for another pair of Petty Harbour socks. It’s testament to how much I love my parents and my husband that I am willing to knit them all so much black and brown ;-)
By Christmas, I have a feeling I am going to be in desperate need of a nice colourful knit..some bright stripe-y socks, maybe.