|Sexy legs....admit it!|
I love both the yarn and pattern. The Cobblestone sock pattern was designed by Nancy Bush, and I met her at the first-ever Sock Summit (no working link) so many years ago. I also lost the pattern temporarily, and it's not available for purchase on Ravelry, but Nancy was awesome enough to send me a copy - then the pattern was located...and lost again, aha!
The yarn is a merino/nylon/cashmere blend - Casbah sock by Hand Maiden yarns. The pattern is great, easy to memorize and creates a pretty effect. I did knit on size 00 needles, which isn't the normal needle for me. On socks with a gauge of 8 spi, I would normally use 000 and cast on 64 stitches, from what I can tell so far. This pattern had me cast on fewer stitches, and the gauge was looser. That's fine and great - I wore them today, and they're cozy....but at this gauge, I do think I need fewer stitches as the sock gets closer to my ankle. Not a biggie at all. I am dying for some more cashmere blend socks, aha!
Anyway, that's that for the socks - I'm soooo glad they're done, as I cast the first one on during our trip to Michigan...LOL.
As for our holidays, they were lovely, and Camden received some awesome puppet-making materials from her grandma, which is great! She needs to practice her actual puppet-show skills a bit, though, aha! Also, I have a new iron, a Rowenta that I already love :)
|Why so serious???|
And...Camden was able to meet up with her awesome Vancouver friends, Lizzie and Jack! They had a lovely time at the library of an afternoon...running around and being crazy, as usual ;)
|I need a new camera, as I couldn't capture their craziness without much blurring, etc....|
|Such a cutie!|
|A little lunch at Sugar and Salt!|