Sophie came to stay with us from Thursday until Sunday evening. She loves to sit on my lap. Here we are at the lake while I knitted on Mandy's socks.
And here are the socks completed. The "Monkey Sock" pattern. Free on Ravelry in Knit Picks Stroll, the "Woodland" colorway. However, "Woodland" has been discontinued which is unfortunate for me as you'll see soon.
A side view. This is a fun pattern to knit but does take concentration until you learn the repeats.
Miss Piper wanted a pair of socks to match her Mommy's. Of course I said yes. I did one of the pattern repeats from the Monkey Socks, but ran out of yarn before they were done. I only have about 2 inches to go! Oh No! Luckily I had thought ahead and made two matching weight balls of yarn before I started so I ran out in the same place on both socks. I have placed an order with Knit Picks and hope the color I ordered is close enough to finish the toes.
I also started a baby sweater. We have two new baby girls expected at church in the next couple of months. I want to make them each a sweater/hat/sock set.
I've already made them each a rainbow blanket.
And a couple of receiving blankets.
I like the size of these blankets and the sweet crocheted edging.
There's not much else new to report here. My life is not full of adventure or exciting events. I did go through a closet and fill a box for the Goodwill. I plan to try to do that a few times a week and get rid of some "junk" around here that someone else may be able to use. Goodness knows, we have a lot of stuff that is just sitting around. I've seen online big movements toward simplifying and decluttering and I know there is a lot to be said for that. I do have difficulty in getting rid of things though because they hold memories for me.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and stay cool. Only a few more weeks before school begins again here in Spokane and I know all of the children are enjoying every moment of it.
"Follow God's example therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2