Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Socks, Spices & Prom

Good morning!

I have a couple pairs of completed socks to share with you this morning.

This was a skein of Three Irish Girls that I had purchased in Madison over Easter weekend. (56st stockinette socks on size US2 needles)

And again, while I am not in love with how it striped, I am thrilled with how the colors flashed at the gusset. I think it looks like a flame.

My other finished pair is in my own hand dyed. I'm very pleased with them! (60 st stockinette socks on US1 needles)

Again, I am so fascinated by how the dye pattern affects the striping/pooling in the sock.

I've switched to a different sock base for my shop, but still love how this fingering base lays so flat and smooth even before blocking.

Many of you know my husband is the cook at our house.

He has quite the selection of herbs and spices. Penzey's is his favorite place to shop in the whole world.

This was one drawer next to the range that was jammed with jars of yummy stuff, but very disorganized and he was having trouble finding things quickly while cooking.

I found these cool jars on clearance at Crate & Barrel online.

And so began the transformation.

I bought 5 dozen jars and there are only 12 or 14 left. His collection now encompasses TWO drawers and over 50 jars. I ordered oval labels too. I'll update you on this in a few weeks after everything has been labelled.He is a very happy husband! Squee!

Our daughter calls him The Golden Child.

It's hard to believe our baby boy is this big. He graduates from high school in June, and will leave us as empty nesters in September. I got a quick pick before he ran off to Senior Prom last Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and a catch-up this morning!

Linking up with Nicole's KCCO and Ginny's Yarn Along.

Have a great week!



  1. What gorgeous socks! I love the colours and the pooling in the first pair, very cool looking. And the blue ones you dyed are fab, such rich saturated colours. You couldn't be sad with happy socks like those on your feet :)

    1. The longer I dye, the more I learn about myself. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE saturated and intense color, but that doesn't always sell. It takes a TON of self discipline to dye muted, calm skeins. THAT, and I have no patience. I'm an Instant Satisfaction kind of girl.

  2. I love both pairs of socks. It must feel pretty darn good to have knitted some in your own dyed yarn.

    1. Feels fantastic to produce something from my own creative energy. Thanks!

  3. I love your socks, they remind me of tie dye! :)

  4. Your socks are fantastic!! What a kind wife you are to organize your husband's treasures - hopefully he will cook you something yummy as a thank you! ;-)

  5. gorgeous socks and I wish my husband cooked more! however he does make an awesome curry so I can't complain. My family in Pittsburgh buys penzey's spices.