I also finished my Clandestine socks! Finally! These have been on the needles forever. I was worried I was going to run out of yarn, but then several knitters recommended I buy a scale and weigh the yarn to see if I had enough. It was a brilliant plan and gave me the push I needed to finally finish these! I only had 9 yards of yarn left! Holy smoke.
I bought Cookie A's book knit.sock.love. I found it at a LYS and snatched it up along with two skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn. I was really excited about the yarn plus the patterns, but after reading reviews on Malabrigo, I returned the yarn. Everything I read said the socks wear out super fast, and that just doesn't work for me. I knit socks to wear them -- I want them to last more than a few months.
So now I have credit at the LYS, and their sock yarn is just not doing it for me :-( A lot of self striping and variegated yarns, but I really want some semi solids for Cookie A socks.
At Stash I also bought a copy of the Spring issue of Pom Pom magazine! I want to knit everything in this magazine, but first of course will be Rachel Coopey's Calla socks. I think I even have the perfect yarn for them :-) Stay tuned.
And last but not least, I want to mention the Ricefield Collective Kickstarter, just in case you haven't checked it out yet. It makes my heart so happy to think about how knitting is literally changing people lives. The project is funded, but it's not too late to be a part of it! They have lovely rewards, including a hat pattern, as well as hand knit items. Give it a looksee.
Alrighty everyone! Happy Monday -- keep knitting!