I did add a bit to my socks. This is Knit Picks Stroll Fingering weight yarn and it's so soft with just enough nylon added to make them strong enough for socks. These are some of my favorite colors. I'm just using a plain vanilla sock pattern with 2x2 ribbing for the leg portion. So comfortable.
My blanket has a few more squares added. For those of you who have asked, I'm using a US size 2, nine inch circular needle for my blanket. The squares are 44 stitches. You pick up stitches as you go and the squares are worked directly onto the blanket, not added later. Be warned. This blanket is addicting. Someday I may make one out of worsted weight yarn.
I received this beautiful gift in the mail yesterday from the generous Araignee. You can find her blog on my sidebar. I really think that there is nothing this lady can't do. She crafts everything and I don't know where she gets the time to do it all. She sent me three bars of soap, a lotion bar in a cute tin, stitch markers from the 2016 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. And a sweet little card. I wanted to go the the festival with Mandy this year but it just wasn't meant to be. How sweet of her to send me the sweet stitch markers. Thank you so much Araignee.
Sandra from the SamIAm blog on my sidebar has been reading these Ladybug Farm books. They tweaked my interest when she said if you liked the Mitford Series, you would like these. I looked on Amazon but really didn't want to spend the money right now. So after a wasted trip to the big box bookstore of Barnes and Noble, where the teenager working looked at me blankly when I asked if they had these books, I went to the library! Lo and behold they had this one at our branch, another at another branch which will be sent to me tomorrow and the third one is damaged. They will try to get the damaged one in a week or so if possible. I think that's the entire series. So I was going to start reading this one but will wait a day or two to see if the first one arrives. I would much rather read them in order.
Do you have big plans for the holiday weekend? Dennis is taking a vacation day on Friday and we're spending it at the lake. It was predicted to be a beautiful weekend, but they are changing the forecast to rain. I don't care. We'll still be there enjoying our time reading and I'll be knitting.
I hope your plans are wonderful too, but, especially if you live in the United States, you'll take some time to remember why we celebrate this holiday. I appreciate each and every one of the military men and women who gave up their lives for the freedoms we have. I also remember each of my family members who have passed on.
"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst." 1 Timothy 1:5