Good morning to you! Maybe I should say good afternoon at this point, as this Sunday I am seeming to take things a bit slower. Then again, isn't that how all Sundays should be?
Morning tea, David's Breakfast blend from my dear friend Antonella and some seriously gorgeous yarn that will make the pink lovers amongst us a bit faint. The yarn is from Fondant Fibre in the color Geisha. Isn't it just everything?
New socks are on the needles because I finished these beauties. This pattern is Pillars and the yarn is one I reviewed last month from Long Dog Yarn in the color Champagne Toast. I am so excited to where these, but they will be going into my box of socks for the year and will have to wait till the end of the year before they get worn.
Some of you our there may be thinking that there is a lot of sock knitting going on and you would be right. This year I am really trying to focus on knitting as many beautiful socks for myself and of course others as possible. Also, I am getting ready to start a test knit for a garment for WOODS, which is due to be released in November 2017, so my sock knitting may be on hold for a little while.
I am sure you have heard about this beautiful collaboration from Hanna Lisa Haferkamp and Verena Cohrs.
"WOODS is a new knitting book that we created to share our passion for local, breed-specific European yarns, beautiful knitwear design and helping people expand their knitting knowledge. The book includes 11 minimalistic modern knitwear designs, profiles and interviews with amazing makers and lots of tutorials. Our goal is to bring people together through our craft and business ethos, and celebrate the creative talent and passion of hard-working fiber folks."
If you are interested in supporting this wonderful book, there is a crowd funding page here.
Exciting stuff, right? Let's hit repeat here when I say, " This community we live, love and create in is amazing!".
Other happenings, my blanket is getting it's usual Sunday love. Don't let the fact that this blanket has been in progress for over 3 years give you the idea that this is a project I do not love. I do love this blanket because as I have mentioned before it is made up of yarns from so many friends near and far. Maybe it is taking me so long because I don't want it to end?
More mini loves from my friend Kirsten. They are being added into the blanket as we speak. Maybe next week I will share my blanket progress with you? Till then I will leave you to enjoy your day.
Have the best day today!