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!