Y’all, I think I might have my mojo back. Or at least partly back. Or at least it’s back sometimes. Or maybe it was just back for a few afternoons last week.
Either way, I’ve got a brand-new pair of socks, and I’m beyond excited about them.
Right before the “unpleasantness,” my husband and I took a long weekend trip down to Austin- it was lovely, and feels like it was fifteen years ago. And, as I’ve said before, when I go on a trip, I’ve got to visit the local yarn shop and get a skein (or two) of local sock yarn. Some people collect shot glasses, some collect tiny spoons. I collect locally-dyed sock yarn.
We went to Hill Country Weavers and I picked up two lovely skeins of Chasing Rabbits Fiber Company Fern yarn- which is a really lovely, buttery-soft sock yarn. I got one skein in purple and one in grey/turquoise. They’re both lovely, and I forgot to take pictures of the skeins before I broke into them. Oh well.
Anyway, I got impatient and started knitting my purple socks on the airplane ride home.(Remember airplanes? Those were fun…) I happened to have the ebook of Splendid Soles on my phone (I have a pattern in the collection, so I’d downloaded it at some point for work). So, I picked a pattern and… Tada!
The pattern is Textured Lace Socks by Lori Wagner, and I love it. It was complicated enough to keep me engaged, but logical enough to let me memorize the lace after a couple repeats. Unfortunately the hand-dyed-ness of the yarn kind of hides the lace pattern (especially in pictures), but it’s so pretty, I kind of don’t mind.
I’ll be honest, I pretty much stopped following the pattern as written once I got to the heel, but that’s because I like to knit my heels and toes in a particular way, so I just did what I usually do, continuing the lace down the top of the foot.
I couldn’t be happier with them. And they’re just what I needed this week. Nothing to make you feel cozy and content like a pair of new socks.
What are you working on to make yourself feel better?