I know I’ve shared before that I am an L.M. Montgomery fan. My son is, too. I’m a wee bit heart-broken that my daughter has thus far snubbed Anne, but I plan on working on that. I’ve also named my newest knitting FO after a place in the Anne series, Violet Vale. (Note: I was tickled happy that L3 recognized the name & what it was from when I shared it with him. Love my boy!!)
Here is the pattern for the sock, which has been fun, and here is my Ravelry page for it. I’ve learned the magic cast-on for toe-up socks and have been doing the magic loop technique, too, for the first time with a sock. I did have some problems with the pattern, which I at first thought were because I wasn’t using beads as the pattern called for. In the end I realized (when almost done with the second sock!) that part of it was I missed something on the chart and part was a mistake in the pattern. The cool thing? The designer read my notes on Ravelry and wrote me about it, and also sent me a file with the errata and a really cool new chart she designed for the pattern, too. I plan on making another pair of these for my girl in the fall. She, like her mama, wears socks as infrequently as possible in the warmer months of the year. Despite the less-than-perfect (there’s that phrase again!) outcome with the socks, L4 loves her new socks. What more can a knitting mama ask?
On a related happy note, L4 loves the yarn so much she asked me to make something else with the leftovers. I have been looking at some lace edgings and swatching them out in hopes of knitting some lace to attach to a shirt or skirt or dress for her (also to be mama-made). I haven’t sewed clothing for her in so long, we’re planning on pouring through our patterns today and picking some ideas for a summer wardrobe, just in time for the first extended hot weather in our area.