There are certainly times it feels like its been so much longer and so little finished I’d have nothing to say. Usually I have to start out flipping back through photos to figure out if I did actually manage to finish things and sure enough there is.
So first up let’s finish off Sock Madness… the Mobius madness socks knocked me out since its fairly easy to twist something any which way once but figuring out how to flip it the other way was just not in my wheelhouse. Plus I had real trouble reading the twist as I was knitting it until I was several rows in because of how you knit it.
The next sock was a three color sock and its beautiful but I’ve not yet gotten even the first one done. Normally this is where I toss in the towel on socks but they were rather cool looking and the pattern at the end was the very last BBK pattern which includes beads or as she would call them… bling. So I used up nearly the last of my fingering weight from Neighborhood Fiber Co to knit those.. and then managed to use the absolute last of it making the last Lacy not Lazy so I’d have a matching pair.
In the midst of all this sock knitting it was also kitten season… which for me meant kitten hunting season. You may recall from the prior post that Conan turned 17 this year. He has health issues and our other cat, Kaylee, has bonded rather closely with him but was incredibly under socialized when we first got her. So last winter we decided this spring we would keep an eye out and look to adopt a new kitten so she would have some time to bond with another friend as well. Finally on May 28, we managed to make an appointment at a shelter and adopted this guy into our home…. he’s called Balex. And he has a lot to learn about knitting FO photography. And yes… this does mean we have three orange cats, but that’s just because the orange ones are so awesome!
So you’d think after all those socks I’d be back onto the second sweater but… nope! I circled back to my April Mystery Stash KAL and finished a pair of Hermoine’s Everyday Socks in April Showers. June’s project was to make some Coffee Cantata socks and I’ve got half a leg done… but opening the July bin… its time to make our semi-matchy anniversary socks in Rainbow and Grey.
Hopefully July will get me caught up to at least the things I have planned… but life has been coming pretty fast lately.