Hubby's socks are finally finished! The yarn was a dream to work with. It was Malabrigo in the colorway Atomic. The pattern is Car Socks by Beverly Johnson and is a free pattern. I made a FLK heel on these but that is the only change to the pattern I made. If you look closely, you can see that the right sock's cuff is much darker than the left sock. I had no idea this yarn was going to be a gradient from dark to light. But it is fine. No one is going to see that part of the sock anyway. As for the contrasting heels and toes.............I am not sure of the colorway but I do know it is also Malabrigo SW wool.
The lone DPN is where I was last week. These are so boring. They do change colors but it is a very long way between changes. I don't even know if I will get to the exciting part of the skein before the toe. Not to mention, the yarn is quite scratchy. I am told it will soften up after a good wash. I hope so!
One more at the halfway point. I love the yarn I am using. It is Sugarwheel Cotton from Hobby Lobby. I use a size 7 (4.50mm) needle to make these. This is so soft yet wears quite well. One skein makes 5 - 6 full cloths. I will go ahead and use up the skein before I go back to the RCR socks.
I culled out my yarn stash. There was one more of the large white bags done after this photo was taken. I separated them into worsted, bulky, fingering and DK. These bags were given to the Prayer Shawl ministry group. It was ridiculous how much yarn I had accumulated and knew I would never live long enough to use it all. My family already had instructions to donate all yarn to the ministry, upon my demise, so I just took it upon myself to give them a head start. My husband panicked when he saw how much yarn was leaving. I assured him there was plenty more in my craftroom to keep me busy for years to come. This was all acrylic yarn and I have plenty of acrylic yarn left in my stash to make more prayer shawls to donate. It felt wonderful to finally wheedle my stash down to a manageable size.
We were informed we were Great Grandparents again! Blessing #3! Actually she was born on Thursday but we got the news Friday morning. Welcome to the world, Sophia. She was 3 weeks early but weighed in at 6lbs 2oz and is 19" long. She and mommy are doing fine. They went home yesterday. Not sure when we will get to see her in person since she lives in Texas. But hopefully it won't be long.