October’s entry into #operationsockdrawer might be my new favorite pair. This amazing self-striping yarn is from Must Stash Yarns as part of her Beatlemania collection. Didn’t she capture the colors perfectly?
As always, full details can be seen on Ravelry.
September’s installment of #operationsockdrawer might be one of my favorites. The yarn is an exclusive colorway for Wool & Honey from ScrupticousPurl. The colors gorgeously recall summer on Lake Michigan; the sandy shore and inky water, the sky and clouds. So pretty! The yarn itself is so cozy and warm, I know that they’ll be in heavy rotation this fall.
Although I really can’t stand the yarn, I decided to use it for the contrasting heel/toe since it was perfect match. (Plus, now I used it all and now it’s finally gone!)
I also finished another pair of Rollers. Such a great way to use up those leftovers and super quick to knit, they’re great to keep in the car to work on when waiting at school pick up or at music lessons. I’ve already cast on my third pair!
The photo doesn’t do this hand painted yarn justice. Fades from creamy white to blush with flecks ranging from fushia to a deep berry, I wanted a simple pattern to let the colors sing. I chose Vanilla Latte Socks, a simple 6×2 rib that gave it just enough interest while still being mindless enough for watching TV or while waiting at Joe’s music lessons.
I’ve been mulling over the events of last Saturday in an effort to find words that can convey the joy that filled my heart that day. It was a day of time travel, tears of laughter, the warmest of hugs, and analog video.
So, some back ground information its needed to fully comprehend the significance of this day. First, our class never has had an official high-school reunion. This, along with a myriad of reasons, caused many of us to lose touch. Thankfully, Facebook was borne into this world and I was able to re-connect (however odd that social media connection might be) to many of the class of ’93. Second, one particular group of friends were wonderfully creative and made movies on what is now looked on as archaic video equipment that Hipsters of today would chop off their man-buns to get their hands on. Yes, in 1993 we were the geeky group making videos, but I prefer to believe that we were just ahead of our time. (cough, cough)
Fast forward 25 years and it was decided to celebrate this wonderful cinematic silver anniversary and have a viewing party. All original players were invited, a viewing would take place, and there would be much rejoicing.
I’m not going to lie, I was a nervous wreck heading there. Driving from Grand Rapids, I had three hours to obsess over seeing people I haven’t seen in literally a quarter of a century. Insecurities ticked away with the miles . . . reminding me that I no longer look like my 18 self. But when that door opened and I walked to that room, all of that completely left me. There was no room in my brain. All I could take in was the warm comforting love from so many people that, although I have not been with in many years, my heart remembered and cherished. We were reunited, and it felt so good. There were a few people present that I knew for all of my childhood. One going back as far as second grade. It is a blessing to be able to see them, hear their laughs, reminisce and remember. I am truly grateful for that day, and hope that we keep our promises the we will not wait until our Golden Anniversary to see each other again.
I finished these a couple months ago, but just realized I never posted about them. Shawn requested a pair of socks for his birthday and I thought this grayscale stripe, with the amazing name Eeyore’s rainbow, from Must Stash Yarns would be perfect. I love the pop of hot pink for the contrast cuff/heel/toe. It reminds my of Eeyore’s ribbon on his tail. I used this pattern again.
I had enough leftover to make a pair of Eeyore’s Rollers for myself using this quick and easy pattern. It’s perfect for using up that leftover yardage and I’m already planning my next pair. These were so fast to work up that I finished the pair while on our vacation in Hilton Head last month. They’re perfect for warm weather or wearing to bed!
This self-striping yarn is from Nomadic Yarns, an indie dyer on Etsy, and the colorway is “Anne with an E” – inspired by Anne of Green Gables. It was rather addicting to knit and was perfectly soft and cozy for socks. They’ll feel wonderful warm this fall. I had some Anzula Squishy leftover from this pair, and it was just enough for the contrasting heel/toe. It definitely added another level of coziness – I’m tempted to make an entire sweater using that gorgeously soft Anzula.
Pattern was another mash-up of Silver’s Sock and Smooth Operater. As always, more details can been found on Ravelry.