This gorgeous yarn recently arrived from Western Australia.
Hand dyed by Bec from Saltwater Yarns, @handmadebec on Instagram, and even though it took a detour via the US to get here to New Zealand (how weird!!) it was so worth the wait.
Bec also included a stitch marker, a tea sample and a little project bag.
I couldn't wait to cast on a new pair of socks, this time they are actually for me!
Yarn is Green Pools from Saltwater Yarns, pattern is Prairie Socks by Kay F Jones, and it can be purchased at Ravelry here.
Another of my lovely, dear friends recently celebrated a special birthday and I chose to knit Wendy a pair of socks too.
Pattern: My Favourite Vanilla Sock by the Unapologetic Knitter
Yarn: Drops Fabel 904 Lavender Mix
Needle Size: 2.25mm
My friend Janet, whom I also work with, has been saying to me for ages "I should get you to show me how to get some socks started" and well, that sort of got the ball rolling as a couple of other ladies from my work expressed an interest too. Then Kath and Clare both decided to join us, and our little sock knitting group was formed. I'm certainly no expert but using some of the wonderful tutorials and patterns available, in particular Winwick Mum's fantastic Sockalong pattern and tips, I've been able to help the ladies all get socks underway.
One or two are nearly ready for the Kitchener stitch cast off, and the other ladies are making steady progress. Not only has it been lots of fun during our knitting sessions - we've all been able to have a few laughs when one of us has dropped a stitch or two, but we've been able to encourage each other along as well.
I did thoroughly disclose when we started that sock knitting is highly addictive!!