Now that I've finished my first pair of socks, I have already embarked on the second sock journey. This pair won't have the beautiful chart to follow and will hopefully allow me more talk time (because I always need more talk time) while knitting. The yarn is a beautiful limited edition yarn called Shelter dyed by Jill June of Studio June in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She created this colorway as part of a fundraiser during WWKIP (World Wide Knit in Public Day) to raise money for the Haven of Rest in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Not only did I purchase a skein for myself but a wonderful nurse I work with asked me to purchase a skein for her too. I told her, in my excitement of learning to knit socks, that I would knit her a pair. Slowly the ribbing is coming along. It will be a simple knit sock so it should go much faster than before. I think the hardest part will be giving them away once completed.
Now I didn't make too much progress this week because my main focus was finishing my Walking on Sunshine Sock (see Sunday's post) and finishing my handwoven scarf (wait for Fiber Arts Friday for that) so it's been an amazing productive Fiber Arts Week (and it's only Wednesday).
Now...to finish my coffee and get over to registration. The Michigan Fiber Festival begins today! I am taking the "Lets Just Bag It" felting class with Suzanne Higgs of Hooked on Felt. SQUEAL!