In an impressive act of knittbloggerly subterfuge, My Pretties have been gifted to their intended recipient, my friend Kelley. She's living in a chilly first-floor apartment with hardwood floors. Clearly, a woman in need of happy wool socks.
But she's also a reader of the blog and I wanted the socks to be a surprise, so no mention of the master plan could be made. Next, I had to show her the Pretty-in-Progress to gauge her reaction to the colors. Finally, instead of measuring her feet, I had to sneakily get her to try on shoes so I could guesstimate their size and shape.
I knew she liked the yarn, and I knew her ankles were thin and her feet about the same size as mine, just a tidge smaller and pointier. So I made the socks narrower and about 1/2 an inch shorter than I would have made them for me. This worked out perfectly. And, as you can see, My Pretties nicely compliment her favorite sneakers.
In other knitting, I finished the first Sunshine Yarns Jaywalker. I haven't grafted the toe yet because I want the recipient to try it on first. My dainty-footed friend Megan is officially my favorite person to knit socks for. Her feet are so tiny, it's like knitting for a doll. You barely finish the gussets and you're practically done with the foot.
It seems I might also have bought some yarn to start Wicked. My first sweater! So exciting. Fancy yarn was not in my budget, so trusty Lambs Pride will have to do.
I had a terrible time getting true color in the pictures. In real life, the yarn is a delicious bright green, with a few hairs of darker green swirled throughout.
Now all I need is the pattern...