Wednesday, April 17, 2013

{WIP} Sock Hop & Fear can it possibly be Wednesday already??? I'm sorry for such a late post. I honestly lost track of time. As most of you know, I work in Boston.  And this week has been crazy due to the Patriot's Day/Marathon bombings.  I'm still in shock that Boston was targeted in such a way - I've always felt safe in this city where I spend most of my time and to now walk in fear on the streets is something I'm not quite used to.  I will point out that I am safe and sound physically - I work as far away from the bomb site as possible in the city. It's mostly my psyche that has taken a wee bit of a beating. My heart goes out to all of those who were maimed and to the families of the deceased. Boston is a strong city though, as the president said we are a resilient bunch. 

Despite the craziness I did get some knitting done. I also spent way too much money on yarn this week as this past weekend was the third annual Great Rhody Yarn Crawl. 

I finally managed to finish my Vancouver Fog mitts which will be displayed in Friday's post and absolutely love them.  Rather then CO my Color Affection shawl, I decided to unbury a WIP and bring it out. 

That's right I am starting sock #2! I have incentive. Besides my mom asking me when she can get her socks, that is.  One of my yarn purchases this weekend was some TARDIS self striping sock weight yarn from Quaere Fibres.  Which will become a pair of vanilla socks for me :) So, please! Share your favorite basic sock pattern with me in the comments!

As I am reading an entertaining knitting mystery this week, I figured I would hop onto Ginny's Yarn Along too this week.  On my last library jaunt I picked up The Silence of the Llamas by Anne Canadeo, the author of The Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series. I've read her first one before andenjoy her writing. 



  1. Your book caught my eye, we have a llama lover at our house. :) So sad about the bombings... glad you are ok.

    1. :D It caught my eye at the library too. Llamas are such funny friendly creatures.

  2. Try Susan Anderson's "How I make Socks Recipe"
    I can't wait to see them, the yarn you got is so beautiful!


  4. I love Glenna C.'s basic sock pattern
    dcwally on ravelry


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