I am plugging away at a pair of socks for my daughter.  When I went to the PA Endless Mountain Fiber Festival she was my side kick for the day.  She loves a car ride and is always ready to choose a sock skein so that I make her a pair of socks.  This year, she picked an orange and green colorway that is just really out there.  The feel of the yarn is wonderful.  It is taking me a long time to accept the colors.  Now that I have more than half of one sock done I am liking the colors more.

My fingerless gloves are completed as well.  The pattern is CanCans and it was very well written.  I would definitely make these again but with a slightly heavier yarn.  I think more sock weight than fingering weight would be better.

Almost ready for Christmas around here.  We are fortunate because we do not travel to visit any family during the Christmas break.  All of our family is five hours to nine hours out of town. When our son was born he used to scream on any car rides.  So we quit travelling for Christmas just to keep some peace in our lives.  Our son is now 17 years old and he does not scream in the car (thankfully) but we have maintained our peaceful quiet Christmas break.


  1. We too, used to travel 5 to 9 hours to visit our two families for the holidays, with our eldest child's birthday in the middle of it. It was exhausting for us and her. We got snowed in one year, after a few years of celebrating this way, and were forced to stay home. We totally changed our holidays after that, to always staying home, nesting, and maintaining (as much as is possible with three kids) our peaceful quiet Christmas break.

  2. Oh I am so glad that I am not the only one!

  3. Karen ~ I love that yarn!! All my favorite colors ~ if your daughter doesn't like how those socks knitted up, you can send them my way ;)

  4. Hiya Mel, I knew someone out there would like this colorway besides my daughter ;)

  5. I love your shawl! I read Drowning Ruth years ago and can't remember what it was about, but know I liked it!


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