Juliana requested a pair of socks well over a year ago. She picked out the yarn from my stash, and it sat waiting for me to get around to it. When I *finally* cast on a pair of socks for her, the yarn did that up there in the picture. It was cut in multiple places which resulted in multiple small balls of yarn, pieces that were almost felted together, and well, it was a mess. At first I thought it was possibly moth eaten. I mean, how can a skein of yarn, be so badly damaged? It didn’t show any other signs of mothiness, and the rest of the yarn stored with it is absolutely fine. So this was just one very bad skein.
She chose another skein of yarn from the stash.
This is Tess’ Designer Yarns sock yarn that I bought way, way back in 2006 at Maryland Sheep and Wool (I think). Juliana chose the Longjohn Socks pattern by Anne Hanson. Juliana wants socks that have a pattern but don’t have lace or cables.
One sock is done. The second is ready for me to start. These socks make a great “waiting for dance class to be over” project.
The only other project on my needles is a new shawl design.
All that’s left for this shawl is for me to decide what kind of bind off it needs. Doesn’t lace just look so, well, crap, before it’s blocked?