Hello Friends. And I mean Friends - you guys are really the best. Words cannot express how much your kind, sweet, and heartfelt comments to my post about having to say goodbye to our Jetsam meant to all of us. It's still awful, and all of us are still hurting. But life is for the living, cliche though that his, and to use another cliche, it does go on. It only makes sense to continue and keep going. I am also firmly of the belief that none of our loved ones would ever want their loss to be the complete and total end to our worlds. I know that for myself, when I depart this mortal coil, I want my friends and family to miss me, yes, but not stop living and enjoying their lives. Even though it sucks.
So in the interest of that, I'm doing an FO post. After what seems like a long time, I have finally finished my shortie socks, which are "shortie" only in descriptive terms!
Project: Berry Mixed Up Bashful Socks
Pattern: Not really a pattern - just made a plain pair of socks much shorter ...
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Mixed Berries colorway (leftover from these); cuff/heel/toe is Knitted Wit Gumballs Fingering in the Bashful colorway that I bought in a mini-skein to try.
Needles: Size 1US
Modifications: Well, I modified a plain sock to make it shorter, but otherwise just kept knitting.
Notes: I like these. And the end of the second sock was nice enough to keep my brain occupied after the events of last week. so that was good. The Knitted Wit yarn is really nice, and comes in lovely colors, it was nice to be able to try it without breaking the bank.
I'm still a pair behind on my sock quest for 12 pairs for this year, but if that's how it turns out. I'll survive, you know?
In other news, my Scattered Wishes Shawl (aka Sonora) is growing and is now just about too large to fit in the project bag where it has been living. It's also too big to photograph easily, so I shmushed it for a photo.
I continue to really enjoy knitting this, and am loving the way it's looking. I *think* I'm about 2/3 of the way through the pattern. I'm not in any hurry, but it is becoming a bit unwieldy!
This weekend I am hoping to cast on another pair of socks, and wind some yarn for another project I'd like to start. It's supposed to be really rainy here starting tonight into tomorrow, so one or both of those may actually happen. :-)
I hope all of you have a good weekend! And thanks again for being such wonderful and kind friends.