Happy Sunday! I am back into my usual knitting routine. Which is really knitting any chance I get. I am about 75% done with my bodice, which is turning out fabulously. I am so excited to wear it. The original pattern also calls for some ribbon at the neckline that you weave in. I’m actually deciding if I want it or not. I may try it on and see how it looks. But more likely than not, I will go ribbon shopping soon. I think it would make a lovely touch.
In my house, Sunday is chore day. Hubs and I clean the house every Sunday morning, we call it our Sunday “routine,” I hate cleaning but I like a clean house, so what are you going to do. Today, I added another item to my chore list. I washed my hand-knit socks. I have not washed my socks in quite along while and they have been piling up. I am almost out of hand-knit socks in my drawer. Many people have many different ways of washing their hand-knit socks. I know most of my hand-knit socks are knit from superwash merino and I could just throw them into the washer, but all the time I have put into those socks, I prefer to handwash. My technique is simple. I put some plain old laundry detergent in the bathroom sink with cold water, throw a few pairs of socks in, let soak for a minute or so and scrub each one. Just to get the dirt off. Then I rinse, wring, and hang to dry over the shower curtain rod. I have 7 pairs drying in the guest bathroom now. Yay for clean socks right before summer. But knowing me, I will wear them into July.
In some really happy news, I am a huge fan of Susan B. Anderson’s Blog, A few months ago, to announce the publishing of one of her new patterns, The Ebb Cowl, she had a knit-along on her Ravelry group “Itty Bitty Knits,” so I knit it up. I think I told you about it, here is my Ravelry Page for the Ebb Cowl, I posted it onto the “Itty Bitty Knits” group page, and by random number generator, I won! Yay!, I was so excited! I rarely win anything! I won a skein of Cakewalk Yarns, Footsie Sock yarn in the Colorway “Brooklyn.” I love it! It is so soft, this is my first Cakewalk Yarn, but I’m sure won’t be my last. I think I even know what I am going knit with it. It is such a pretty hand dyed skein, it demands to become something special. I can’t wait to get it on the needles.
Ok, well, that all I have for today, maybe I will knit a bit more.
Talk to you all soon.