Now that the holiday knitting is done, it’s time to hunker down and get these socks finished up! It was great to go home for a week and visit family, and once I got to Michigan, I was able to set up the rack and get to work.
A very special part of the trip was the big family visit at my grandmother’s home in Indiana. This has become an annual tradition, and part of the fun is being able to sit together and work on our various knitting projects.
I decided that since both my mom and sister gave input into the design of the stitch pattern for the sock that honors my father, they should each knit a row on those socks. It was fun to share a special moment with them in this way on this project.
Knitting has a way of carrying additional significance because of every person involved in making the piece. If you have a group of friends or family members that knit, consider making a group project to honor or gift to someone special.
Once we got back to Michigan, Mom and I had the chance to visit Yarn Envy, a wonderful local yarn shop that happens to be in a garden center. It was so much fun to walk in and see several tables full of people knitting and sharing together. Bill (one of the owners) was busy winding yarn for customers, but took a moment to pause for a photo op. (See the addis in the background!!!?)
Well, I guess it’s time to get back to the socks. Just let me throw out a reminder to those yarn shop owners that are going to be in Long Beach, CA for The National Needleworks Association winter show. Be sure to stop by the skacel collection, Inc. booth to see all the new exciting yarns and patterns we have for spring.
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