My luck seems to come in streaks and this past week was no exception!
First, I won this PDF pattern from Little Lizard King. She has adorable patterns for little ones! I thought the crayon roll would be a good project for Annie to make for the little girls she babysits.
I also won the pattern for the Dolce Beret from Shortly Stitches. I love that the pattern uses a worsted weight yarn for a quick knit and contains sizes from kids to adults. This will definitely be on my Christmas Knitting list!
I have squeezed in a bit of knitting despite the myriad of May activities. I am almost finished with the back of Veste Everest and have knitted a few more repeats of my shawl. But I was itching to get back to some sock knitting. My long hiatus was due to the fact that I got a hole in a 3 month-old pair of socks. However, socks are great for stashing in my purse during the summer for trips to the beach, park, and any car-knitting. I wanted to try some Knitpicks, so I bought these lovely yarns:
The pink yarn is to make the Swirl Socks (from Purl Bee) for my daughter (or me.) The other yarn is a striping yarn that makes wide stripes. I’m still a plain sock knitter, so I thought wide stripes would be fun! And the Knitpicks yarn is 25% nylon, so it should hold up well.