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Living and crafting between the hot flashes

Gifted socks

My Birthday Wishes friend, Leah, had a birthday last weekend.Cliff Walk socks finished

We don’t exchange gifts that often but the Cliff Walk socks were perfect for her.  The colors were perfect and the size was perfect so these socks were the perfect gift for her!Stitch count and care instructions

When I didn’t have a color of yarn I wanted to use already in my stash, I hand-dyed the yarn myself.Thank you card

With temperatures in the 90s, she will have to wait a few months to wear them!

Patti

Stash addition

After realizing that I didn’t want to knit another pair of blue socks (for now), I took advantage of LoveCraft’s yarn sale last week and added 10 balls of Schachenmayr Regia 4-Ply sock yarn to my stash.  I didn’t feel too guilty over this purchase as I’ve been using stash yarn so far this year.  Plus my mental health needed a new-yarn boost!

The yarn arrived in this lovely mesh-type drawstring bag.Regia sock yarns from LoveCraft

First up is a rich-colored yarn twisted with deeper tones in the Indian Night colorway.Regia sock yarn in Indian Night

Next is Spot Graphite, a dark grey heathered yarn with an inch or two of brighter colors here and there that will create spots of color instead of stripes.  I hope.Regia sock yarn Spot Graphite

Finally, we have Anthrazit Tweed similar to the above grey with tweed flecks.Regia 4-ply sock yarn Anthrazit Tweed

I think all three colorways of this yarn will blend nicely with each other so I can mix and match as needed.Regia 4-ply sock yarn

I will be casting on another pair of socks as soon as I finished the Luminary sock #2!

What are you working on or looking forward to?

Patti

Luminary part 1

I finally figured out why it has taken me nearly two months to knit one sock.  I’m tired of knitting with blue yarn.  Well, I think that’s the reason other than I’ve just not been feeling quite like myself for the past several months.

I do like all colors but after knitting five socks (here and here ) in the same color family I’m feeling a bit, um, blue.Luminary sock

Here is one 99% finished Lunimary sock from The Handmade Sock Society season 3.  The fifth sock pattern in this series was just delivered to my inbox last week so I’ve got some catching up to do!  I got behind with knitting this season’s socks when I was working on my S-I-Ls ruana and sewing face masks.Luminary sock close-up

Stash diving was good but the stash will increase within the next week or so with some grey/charcoal fingering yarn.  Perfect for socks that I will actually wear in public.

So I’ll be trudging along with the second sock to complete this pair then on to something else in a not so blue color family.