Looks like setting an intention works—I've finished the Couplets for my sister Jackie in time for Thanksgiving. The toe shaping and grafting went smoothly with the help of some chai ...
Pattern: Couplet, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors sock yarn in the Chai colorway
Needles: US 1/2.25mm dpns
The Chai colorway is one of my favorites from Periwinkle Sheep. I also used it for Streusel, and I wouldn't be surprised if I end up designing with it again—it's that beautiful.
Fat snowflakes are falling as I write this—we're in for a big Nor-easter—and the morning of our June Couplet photo shoot at the Brookfield Farm seems far away. The season had just begun, everything was fresh and new and green. Yesterday, when I pulled into the farm's parking lot for my last pickup of the 2014 season, brown dominated the landscape.
This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful that I had the good fortune of enjoying another season at the farm—my 18th. The strawberries this year were the best ever! I'm grateful for my family, especially my three sisters, whose modeling and editing and feedback on pattern names make this whole knitwear design endeavor so much fun. And I'm grateful for the support of all of you who knit my designs and share them on your blogs and Instagram and Facebook and Ravelry ... you have no idea how much it means to me.
Tomorrow I'll show up at Jackie's with not only finished socks in hand but also these:
Heavenly Chocolates!—my favorite local chocolatier. It is hard to have these in the house and refrain from opening the box, but I shall persevere.
If you are celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you have a beautiful holiday. Safe travels!