This give away is not mine — it comes from the wonderfully generous Cathy over at Signature Needle Arts. Cathy wrote a lovely blog post about the whole thing here. In a nutshell, there will be a drawing for a $75 Signature Needle Arts gift certificate from among the names of the people who have contributed to Shanti’s Mom’s Hats for Sailors project. Go, click on the link above — all the details are there.
I think by now you all know my deep and abiding love for my Signature circulars. So much so that I find myself planning projects so that I can use one of the three sizes I own. Cathy, I am eagerly waiting for you to expand the sizes available in circulars. No pressure, though.
Anyhow . . .
My second sock of the current pair is progressing nicely:
My sock-in-progress is definitely stylin’, because it is living in this cute bag:
This is a Daisy Muir Small Project Pouch. Isn’t it cute? It’s the perfect size for a sock-in-progress and has a drawstring closure as well as a detachable shoulder strap. If you’d like one of your own (or another of the fun Daisy Muir bags), check the “Where to Buy” page on their website.
About the socks, Jenna commented a couple of days ago:
Just wondering: if you’re using long circulars anyway, why aren’t you knitting both socks at the same time?
For starters, I’m not using long circulars, I’m using 16″ circulars. More importantly, I do not like knitting two socks at a time (or two sleeves at a time either). These socks are commuter knitting only — I knit on the train where space is at a premium, so short needles and one sock work much better than long needles and two socks, with two balls of yarn I would have to sort out as I pull the socks out of my knitting bag to work on.
There were a few questions in the comments about the “other” cable in my modified Hawthorn. That’s just a simple horseshoe cable worked over 4 stitches with cabling on every right side row.
Lucy is relaxing — but I know she is keeping an eye on her fuzzy rat, too.