Finishing what I've started
My knitting has slowed down so much of late that it feels like a momentous occasion when I actually have some finished knitting to show.Pattern: Anastasia from PepperknitYarn: RubySapphire Treadsoft sock yarn (100% superwash merino), "Kira" colorwayNeedles: 2.00 mm (US size 0) DPNsModifications: worked top down rather than toe up, added eye of partridge heelThis is actually the second time I've knit this pattern. It's really great for busy yarns, and yet it isn't as monotonous as plain stockinette or ribbing. And just look at that eye of partridge goodness! It makes me smile just looking at it.Best of all, having these finished means my niece will get her birthday present on time. I'm also sending her a couple of books. Hmm, socks and books—surely those will secure my position as "favorite aunt" (ahem).Of course, I am still spinning like a madwoman.Fiber: 70% superwash merino, 30% alpaca from All Spun Up2 ply250 yards116 gramsThis fiber was really lovely to spin. It's a heathered gray base overdyed with shades of blue, teal, and brown. The finished yarn has amazing depth of color.In the interest of honing my spinning skills, I've been attempting to spin a bit thicker lately. Before now, I had been in a bit of a fingering weight rut. Although fingering weight is still my favorite to spin, I am over-the-moon happy with this.Mmm, blue and brown are such great partners.