Not sure why but I never seem to have time to sit and knit during the summer months. But, I’m getting the urge to start knitting. Couldn’t find my favorite pattern so I wrote Susan, who got me started by sending me yarn, needles and a pattern after I guess she got tired of reading on my blog how badly I wanted to knit but I just never did it. So . . put up or shut up! She sent me everything I needed to get started. That pattern she sent me, Classic Socks for the Family by Yankee Knitter Designs is my favorite pattern. Maybe because that’s the one I learned to knit socks with but I’ve tried 6 or 8 other patterns, including the circular needle method and I just love using straight needles and this one pattern. But . . like most of my treasured items, the sock knitting pattern is MIA. I only wanted to know the name of the pattern so I could order myself one. Guess I could’ve searched my blog for the name of the pattern but I didn’t think about that. Oh, no! Sending me the name of the pattern would be too simple for Susan. She had to call her knitting shop and order it for me . . along with a surprise!
It’s much prettier in real life. I should’ve put it on something besides this green mat. I’ve already balled it and will knit it up into socks very soon!
Wonder how she knew I’d love this green color? 🙂
Thanks Susan! I love it but I didn’t expect it.
Good luck with your socks! You might end up getting addicted like the rest of us!
The yarn of araucania knits wonderful. I ordered two skeins and knitted a clapotis with it.
LOL i was just wondering this morning when you would have time to knit again.
that yarn looks delicious! makes me think of lime sherbert.
Glad you liked the yarn……. Such a small thing to give to you when you give the rest of us in Blogland so much.