And to start things off, I have an FO for you today. I finished these a couple of weeks ago, but had wait to get a decent photo to show them off.
Project: Summertime Solar Socks
Pattern: Solar (a free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Yarn Ink Classic Sock, colorway Beach Life
Needles: US 1.5
Modifications: I made the legs slightly longer than the pattern instructed
Notes: This is a whole lot of YES for me. I loved the pattern, I loved the yarn, and knitting these socks were truly enjoyable. The pattern is easily memorized and not as complicated as you might think when you first begin. I had never used any yarn from Yarn Ink before, and this yarn was not just pretty to look at, but so pleasant to knit with. It was smooth, and not splitty at all. I could completely understand anyone who wanted to build a sock stash of this yarn alone!
I now have 9 pairs of socks in my Box o' Socks for this year! For me, that is an amazing feat, and I'm thrilled I've been able to do this. Next, I'll be making my October socks. I'm gonna use this yarn:
These socks will be my entry for Dee and Vera's I ♥ Fall KAL. I've narrowed it down to two possible patterns. You'll just have to stay tuned to see which one I choose ...
Here's hoping it's a good week ahead for all of us. ;-)