Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and while my mind is mainly on stuffing recipes and turkey preparation, it is also that time of year that most of us reflect on things for which we are thankful. My wonderful family and husband Mike top the list, of course. There are a million reasons for me to be thankful for Mike, but today he was presented with one more reason to me thankful he has me. Four words sum it up: merino cashmere handknit socks.
Roger Socks by Anne Hanson
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Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon Bugga!--Autumn Tiger Beetle
Needles: 2.5 mm
Cast on: July 2010
I've used the amazingly beautiful and soft Bugga! yarn for a sweater and a shawl, but these are the first socks. They certainly won't be the last. They are soft and squishy and amazing, and it's a good thing they are too big for me otherwise I might have to keep them for myself! Luckily they are not going far so I can continue to visit and more importantly, carefully supervise their washing. Ah, pretty pretty socks...
These socks are part of my new dedication to clearing out the knitting works-in-progress. I recently did an honest count of my WIPs. Not counting two blankets or the "hibernating" projects (two sweaters, a vest, and three socks), I was at fourteen. 14?! I clearly got completely out of control somewhere in September and let the trend keep on going, and going, and going. I've been the Energizer bunny of starting new stuff and putting it down, and now I have this pile: