Really, has it been over a week since my last post? It's strange how every year I forget the craziness of this season. Parties here, caramels there. Seriously though, I think I have spent the last week eating caramels.
Two things you should NEVER do during the winter in Minnesota.
1 - Go to Sams Club. They sell a larger than life container of Utz cheese balls; to be avoided at all cost. One should NOT consume that many balls...not that my container is gone yet...a respectable dent has been made...I'm the only one who knows where in my studio they are hidden (pretty tricky to hide a 4 gallon bucket)...doing the math - balls + hiding + me knowing where = I HAVE EATEN THEM ALL MYSELF.
2 - Make caramels when you don't IMMEDIATELY have somewhere to bring them. Of course I made some rules for myself regarding caramel consumption, but in my house, rules have never worked.
Ok, now that I have explained what you shouldn't do...here is what you SHOULD do! Knit socks. Keeping true to my promise (although a little late with the pictures), here is this weeks SUPERSOCK SUNDAY!
These lovely mens socks were knit for the MOST important man in my life. Probably the only man I would dare knit socks for (the rest are too careless with footwear). Papa will be getting these socks for x-mas this Sunday (early...sshhhhhh). I'm sure he isn't reading my blog, so the secret is safe with you all.
Knit with "Happy Feet" sock yarn by Plymouth. A simple k3, p1 rib throughout. Standard pattern with a little extra height in the calf. It took me a while to fall in love with this yarn. I am a fan of a stiffer, scratchy wool like Noro, but the soft-slight-stretch of the Happy Feet MADE me love it. I'm sure they will wash like a dream and wear like a hug!
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