Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yarn Along

For this week's Yarn Along, I just started a new pair of socks for myself with some yarn that has been sitting in my basket way too long. I started using this yarn probably 2 years ago to make some socks that just weren't very fun to knit and required WAY too much attention to the pattern to keep on track. The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Sport in Winter Night, and the new sock pattern is January Girl socks. It's flowing much more smoothly than the last pattern. And I love the thick squishyness of the sport weight yarn for socks. I've been reading bits and pieces of Folks This Ain't Normal.  I've read it before, twice actually, but I find myself drawn to reread certain portions every so often.

I finished the second little French press cozy that I was working on last week. We'll have warm coffee for sure this weekend while we camp! I cast on 60 stitches this time with size 6 needles and worsted weight yarn.  I just held the piece up to the French press to see when it was long enough to cover the exposed glass.

And then added cute little rainbow buttons, of course!


  1. Such a bright and cheery cozy; the buttons are perfect! Joel's book really does demand return reads...we do the same with our copy. Happy camping!

  2. If I was a coffee drinker, I'd be needing one of these! How cute!! Never read this book...perhaps I can find it at the library.,.


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