As I said in my last post, I've finished the STR sock club socks, and since the next installment hasn't arrived yet, I was getting itchy to start knitting some socks. I wanted to knit with a sock yarn I hadn't tried yet, so I rooted around in the stash and found some heavenly looking and feeling Shibuiknits sock yarn in Peony, and cast on for the brilliant Cookie A's Thelonious sock.
Not much to look at yet, but I am alternating between this and the Dayflower Lace cami. The yarn is buttery soft and the color is so vibrant! I love semisolid sock yarns, because they satisfy my love for hand-dyed yarns and visual interest without overwhelming whatever patterns I want to knit. Mmmm.
Speaking of brilliant, Anne Hanson over at Knitspot has just released a beautiful shawl pattern, the Star of Evening Shawl. I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw her first little swatch, so I snapped it up as soon as I realized it was available. I think THIS is what I will knit with my Lanas Puras Melosa that started out as the ill-fated Luna Moth shawl from a week or so ago. Her blog is one of my favorites, too.
I finished the book I mentioned in the last post (After You'd Gone, by Maggie O'Farrell), and it was every bit as moving as I thought it would be. I cried at the end. Must go find more of her work, or find some way to encourage her to produce more!
Happy Mother's day to all the moms out there!
* Don't worry about the gift situation. I'm very happy to have something that will make the boys happy. Plus, I did order some special stuff for myself that should arrive in 4-6 weeks... just in time for my birthday ;)