New beginnings and some endings.

I love finishing things.  I just finished my Mystery Rug #1 and am pleased with how it turned out.  I added some embellishments, which I have never done before, and it took a few tries to find what looked best.  It was such a fun project and I’ll share it with you when I can. 

I also finished a pair of merino wool socks that have been in the works for a while.  I always need new socks, as I seem to wear them out under my heels.  Although I have my mother’s darning egg, I don’t darn socks.  It makes a lump right where I step on it and it’s uncomfortable.  I just knit myself a new sock.  I have dozens of bits of leftover sock yarn and my next pair will be a “crazy quilt” of colors and yarns.  It doesn’t bother me at all if my socks don’t match each other.  I’m a bit eccentric that way.  (And other ways, I’m sure.)

So, now I’m ready to launch into Mystery Rug #2.  I thought I was certain of what I was going to do, but today a new idea popped into my head.  Still the same subject matter, but a different style.  This should be a fun and colorful project.  Now that I’m more comfortable with dyeing wool, my imagination can go wild!

The New Year is bringing new ideas for my pattern business and I hope to expand a bit.  Crow’s Foot Farm Designs is still in its infancy, but ready to grow!

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and winter is a great time to hook and knit yourself something with wool!

My golden yellow dyed wool thanks to the Wooly Mason Jar dye system.

My golden yellow dyed wool thanks to the Wooly Mason Jar dye system.

These cozy socks are ready to wear.  They're sitting on my antique ladies' rocker that I just had re-caned by Erickson's Chair Caning.  They did a superb job!

These cozy socks are ready to wear.  They're sitting on my antique ladies' rocker that I just had re-caned by Erickson's Chair Caning.  They did a superb job!