Little by little, I'm reclaiming my own life, after having another baby last year. It has taken a year, but I've started to carve away more and more time....
oh, wait, I've just been interrupted by a certain 6 year old who wants to know if he gets the iPad back since he lost it yesterday because he snuck it into his room at 4:30 and played for nearly 3 hours before school when he should have been sleeping...
So, back to that "me time" that I was referencing... Ahem. With each passing week, I get another minute or two to knit or cook or do something that I wasn't able to do 6 months ago. Babies are just so labor intensive, or perhaps it's just that I like just hanging out and being with the boys, that I just don't make time for the things that I use to make time for. But serious knitting is back on my radar, and so I hope to show you more finished projects as the year progresses. I'm still not back to the knitting-gifts-for-Christmas place that I was in six years ago, but I do hope to make it there again. Right now, I'd be happy to just finish a pair of socks or a hat for James or Henry or Joe.
Below is one Embossed Leaves sock (the other is in progress) knit with Cascade Heritage Silk in Blood Orange. Have you knit the Embossed Leaves sock pattern yet? If not, I highly recommend it. I first knit it when it was in Interweave Magazine several years ago. Then I purchased Interweave's book Favorite Socks, and it was in the book. Then I had to purchase the single pattern from the designer on Ravelry a couple months ago because I misplaced BOTH the magazine AND the book. So I now own three copies of the pattern. Jeez.
Below is one of my Patina socks (the newest collection from Poste Yarn, being released next week), also knit with the Embossed Leaves sock pattern. Did I mention that I like it? Kind of a lot? The photo below shows the yarn to bit a bit more blue than it actually is and I adore this color. One of the perks of designing your own yarn line is that you can make what you like. Thankfully, I have a team that is great at executing my wants!
Below is the second sock in a pair that I'm test knitting. It's the Hermione Everday sock pattern. Very simple. The yarn is a bfl/silk/cashmere blend that I'm considering for the shop. The blend is certainly luxurious and will make wonderful socks as well as garments/shawls/etc.
Finally, this will be the next yarn I'm casting on as soon as I'm finished with my green socks. I'm not a monogamous knitter. I always have several projects on the needles, with one project even being 6 years old. For some people, this can be stressful. But for me, it doesn't matter to me how many projects I have working at once. I don't find it stressful at all, and in fact, I find it's helpful to have several. That way, I have one for whatever suits my mood/location/activities.