I have no clue what week of YoP this is but that is ok. I don't think many of us are really sure. But if you know then please leave me a comment so I can get up to date.
I did manage to complete the birthday socks.
They are very soft and I think the recipient will be pleased with them. Her birthday is tomorrow so they were done in plenty of time. She loves color so these will be perfect for her.
I started on the mink socks. It was hard to get a decent gauge though. They have no stretch to the yarn but once knit they stretch a LOT! I am on my third needle size and think I have found one I like now. Doing toe up this time since I only have one skein (50 gr) of this yarn and that way I don't have to worry about running out before I am finished. These are going to be short bed socks so I am not doing a long leg on them. They are soft and squishy. Even more so once knitted than just in the skein.
I told you last week that I had more yarn to show you that enhanced my stash. Here we have 7 wonderful skeins of Wendy's Happy. They no longer sell it here in the US so I was quite pleased when I found a company that had some still in stock. I bought all but 2 skeins of their stock. This makes some of the softest non-wool socks that I have knitted in years. Once I finish the mink socks, happy is going to go on my needles. I figure I will do a couple of more pairs of socks for Christmas gifts this year. These will make someone smile. I plan on using some of it for myself though. I already have made myself one pair out of this yarn and LOVE them. My mom has the other pair that I have made from it. She also loves them.
The weather has finally cooled off here, so the Green Bay afghan will be coming out of hiding pretty soon so I can get that completed for Christmas too. Since it is crocheted, it goes pretty quickly. In fact, I might just pull it out today, since we are watching Football (American football) and that should inspire me.
We had a nice surprise this week.
Our son, who is in the Navy, came by for a one day visit. (that's my mom with him) And he brought an even bigger surprise