I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine spent with my sister was very fun. We had a lot of laughs and even got some knitting done, although not nearly as I needed to. I spent too much time enjoying all the high-speed Internet and looking up pattern ideas on Ravelry instead of knitting, but that's alright. On Friday evening, my Auntie R came over to learn how to knit scarves using the Frill Seeker yarn and Patons Pirouette. The three of us had such a good time laughing, chatting, catching up and knitting that I think we should make it a monthly get-together, and add my Auntie M and my Mom. We could have our very own family knit night. Wouldn't that be fun? I did knit a scarf along with my Aunt, but I didn't get it finished, so no pictures yet. I'm working on finishing up a sock first, and then maybe I will get back to it. I didn't think I would be a fan of knitting with these types of fancy/novelty yarns, but I actually was really enjoying working on mine. I am a Continental knitter, but for these yarns, I found I had to knit the English way, which me and my Aunt both had to learn on the spot. It was fun though and who knows, I may even knit a few more.
On another note, I finished February's socks today. I'm so glad to have them done because the end of the month is coming up fast. I made this pair for my Mom as a belated Valentine's gift. The pattern uses a slip stitch and is supposed to break up pooling, but I found that the yarn still pooled quite a bit. That's okay though because Mom likes them just as they are. They were a very easy knit, and great for being simple but still having a little patterning to keep things interesting.
Started: February 1st, 2012
Finished: February 27th, 2012
Pattern: Lava Flow by Sockbug
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Multi in Hard Candy
Needles: Harmony DPN's size 2.75mm
Now I'm excited to see what March's pair is going to be!