There it is! French Lilac (their name, not mine!), designed by yours truly. Not sure what copyrights I'm violating by posting a picture of that picture, but I got the idea from Amy who just posted a pic of her latest Creative Knitting design.
I also got my first package from my One Skein SP!
A skein of Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Fantasy sock yarn. Now, how did she know I like socks? I can't quite figure it out. She also threw in an adorable little crocheted pouch stuffed with a purple bracelet and a whole slew of stitch markers. I immediately put them to use since the ones I was using were annoying me for one reason or another. Thanks, OSSP!!!
I'm busily knitting away on my Vacation Swap project, my Spring Feet Socks (the toe decreases are only a couple inches away on the second sock!), and the Blue Moon design. Thankfully, the Blue Moon sweater is going faster than I thought. I was convinced it was going to take me months since it's knit on size 4 needles at 7 sts/inch. But it's rocking along at a good clip, thanks to my Addi Turbos. We're heading to Eugene tomorrow for the Prefontaine Classic where if the weather cooperates, we'll get to see some of the best runners in the country/world compete. I'm looking forward to all the good knitting I'll get done in the car on the drive down and back. Those socks are toast!
I also managed to finish the felted clogs for my grandmother. Now I just need to get them dry by the time my mom leaves on Tuesday. For those of you who haven't yet seen the miracle of the Fiber Trends felted clogs, here is a before pic:
I should've put my feet in them for scale, but to give you an idea, they are about as long as my forearm before felting. They look like huge, ridiculous clown shoes. When I showed them to my mom, she gave them a look like "um, don't you think they're a little big?" She was impressed with the felting process...
Here they are, nice and firm and normal foot sized. I can't tell you how much I love this pattern. Now mom and Bill both want a pair, and I've had the yarn in the old stash to make myself some for six months now. One of these days!
Mom is having a blast with the kids. Owen demonstrated his newfound climbing ability yesterday and just about scared us both out of our wits. What a little daredevil!
Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend that's less rainy than ours is so far! Tomorrow, it's all about the socks!