You people are good eggs. Jumbo. And organic. :-)
First, can I just say "Wow?"
Seriously, you people are just so cool and so nice, I can't get over it. Really. I can't believe how many emails and well-wishes I received in the past few weeks. Some of you even went WAY overboard with fibery gifts. Not that I'm complaining, just that it was SO not necessary and yet, SO appreciated. (I'll be posting pics of these throughout the week, but I wanted to go ahead and mention them now because they're lumped in with all the other expressions of kindness).
Each day at work, I'd receive several comments or emails expressing sympathy and well-wishes. I'm actually still getting them! Or, I'd come home (dreading the empty house) only to find a package on my doorstep -- the contents of which were warm in both the fibery sense and the human sense.
All of it helped. Man, did it help.
I still miss both of my Grandparents a lot. And, honestly, it sort of gets worse as time passes and things sink in. But, I'm told that eventually it does get better and I think I might be starting to feel it if even in the smallest sense. All I can say is "Thank god for the knitting."
I didn't realize what a force knitting is in my life until it helped me navigate through the most difficult life events I've encountered thus far in my humble existence. It's been a constant and I'll never underestimate it's value or the value of any art or craft again.
As you can see, and as I just explained there has been knitting. Pictured above and below are some very simple anklet socks using Sundara's most fabulous sock yarn in the "Popsicle" colorway.
MAN, this stuff is good. So, so good.
1. It has a nice beaded ply like Koigu.
2. The colors are vibrant and rich and just fabulous. The dye sort of sinks into the grooves and it creates amazing tonal impressions in the variegateds. SO nice.
3. It is much softer than Koigu.
4. It's slightly thicker than fingering weight, and has amazing bounce and memory.
Can you tell this is my new Fiber Crush?
Well, it is. :-)
I used a simple yarnover cuff to give it a little interest, but really, all I wanted to do was fondle this yarn and knit mindlessly. And, it did the job. I've worn these MANY times and the photos you see are after at least 20 wearings.
I kid you not.
You can see there is little pilling -- if any -- and it's held up REALLY well.
Suffice it to say, I placed another order immediately upon completion of these babies.
Anyway, so there has also been a ton of progress on both the Aran Sandal Socks and the Bomber jacket. Pictures have been taken and regular posting shall commence this week.
It's good to be back. :-)