Today you get what would normally be two blog posts only in one, compact edition. Yay! It’s like a 4th of July sale at Menards!
Your first lovely blog post is called: I Shall Swim in the Pool of Victory
I finished the socks for Joel
f inally. The knitting was done this morning (I just couldn’t go on anymore last night) and I worked-in the ends and Soaked them and put them on the sock blockers to dry tonight.
I had plenty of the multicolored yarn leftover, so the grey toes were unnecessary, but you and I both know that had I not done that, I would have run out of yarn!
So, details. These were knit with Sheepish Creations‘ sock yarn, in an unnamed colorway. Merino/nylon, 440 yards / 4.0 oz (407 m / 118 g). The grey toe yarn was a little over 10 grams of Pingouin Machine Washable 4 ply Sock Wool that I bought at The Knitting Hut in Woburn Sands (God, I adore Ravelry for this reason. This yarn was from a pair of partially knit socks from way back. However, I’d put all the info into Ravelry [as of course the tags are long gone for the yarn] and all I had to do was look it up!). The pattern is called Basket Weave Rib Socks (free pattern) and they are designed by Sarah Ronchetti. I would make this pattern again, but only to do it with a solid colored yarn with good stitch definition. I feel like the pattern got a little lost in these…
These will be going off to Joel once they are dry and packaged up. Because, everyone needs wool socks when it’s over 100 degrees outside:-)
My second blog post is titled: Call Me the Grill Master!
Yes, I bought a very little, very cute little grill.
I’ve not done a whole lot of grilling these past few years. Really, it didn’t make sense when the hubby was a vegetarian! But now I am alone and most definitely a omnivore so I splurged and got a grill.
First thing I grilled on it?
Why Brats of course!