Y’all might want to sit down for this one.
I finished a pair of socks.
I know, shocking. A finished object. What’s more, I immediately cast on another pair of socks that’s been waiting in the wings for a few YEARS.
If you can believe it – these are from the same ball of yarn. This is just the way it knitted out. Crazy. I wasn’t sure I was okay with the difference at first, but honestly, a pair of hand knit wool socks is a pair of hand knit wool socks. They will be well appreciated in my boots come winter.
They also fit quite comfortably inside my new orthopedic shoes. (Orthaheel – I love them!)
The pattern is Grumperina’s Jaywalkers (this is my 4th pair I’ve knit – I know the pattern so well now that they are easier to whip out). The yarn is Schoppel Wolle (Zauberball, I think) that I picked up at Maryland Sheep & Wool last year.
It’s been awful and dark and rainy and very windy (we are under a tornado watch until 7 tonight) and thick out so the kids are snuggled on the couch watching movies and I am working on the next pair of socks. On the stove we’ve got some Butternut Squash and Apple Soup bubbling for dinner. This is my favorite go – to fall dinner because it’s easy, delicious and terribly in season. You can find the original tutorial I posted for it a few years back HERE.
Make yourself a big pot (it’s gluten – free!!) and serve with a salad or some hot sweet potato rolls.
Go! What are you waiting for???