Forgive me for neglecting the blog for a few
I don't often do well with that particular combination of emotions. Makes me feel a little manic actually, and I end up shutting down and focusing on just the essentials until I can steady my mind again.
And so I've been doing what I usually do and seeking solace in my handwork. As you can see, I've been a little preoccupied with sock knitting. PreSOCKupied, even.
I'm laying part of the blame at the feet (get it?) of the awesome #OperationSockDrawer instagram hashtag, because really, who can resist casting on for a pair ... or two ... or three ... or more when there is so much lovely sock-y inspiration?
The other part of my recent inspiration is that my son asked me for a pair of socks. Max doesn't ask for much, and so I'm glad to be able to do this for him, especially I know that he understands in his own 8 year old way just what a labor of love it is and how special. He's a sweet boy and I know he appreciates his mama's handknits. Who can resist knitting for someone like that?
pattern: Susan B. Anderson's How I Make My Socks, using my small circular method