I missed last week as we were on holiday (a tiny bit on that later) - I was going to post midweek but then I came down with something and felt dreadful for a couple of days. So anyway, it means I have lots to update on!
I started and finished a hat. I bought some Malabrigo worsted so that I can knit everyone a squishy hat and started with mine. I have since added a bobble and I love it - it is the ribbed cuff hat by the Purl Bee a free pattern.
My socks from the sock blank are progressing. I love the way this is knitting up and this will not be my last sock blank. I am doing the blueberry waffle pattern and have done a fish lips kiss heel - I am now just knitting and knitting until I get to my half way marker on the sock blank (so that I use every last bit of it).
This came while I was away. It is some Suffolk and shetland top for me to spin. I have lofty ideas about spinning it and dying it!! We will see.
I also purchased the Mina Phillips beyond Vanilla collection (sock patterns) mostly enabled by Ruth, who pushed me over the edge, and I am definitely eyeing up the new sock pattern by Joji Locatelli because I could do with more sock patterns....
I am very sad today as tomorrow we go back to school. I know I am in a privileged position to be able to have such a long holiday and to be able to do the things we do, but I am still sad - I love spending the time with the boys and just doing as we please for a bit. Here are some highlights:
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