Hi Knitting Friends,
I recently discovered Miss Shirley’s in Baltimore and took my wife to brunch at the Roland Park location. It was a great experience as always. The service and food was excellent. I tried the Chicken & Waffles. Parmesan cheese sprinkles on the waffles and light honey mustard on the chicken. My wife got the lovely bagel. Don’t be shocked…the bagel was mouth-watering. Smoked salmon, havarti cheese, red onions. It certainly looked good and I didn’t even get a bite. I took my first visit of the year to Fibrespace with a knit friend. It was a nice trip to see yummy yarn. I did my best to only purchase yarn that I would use immediately. Of course I am working on another pair of socks (details next post). I bought some self-striping Vesper yarn and some SweetGeorgia (red). I touched some Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, but I wasn’t thrilled to make a purchase.
I am excited to announce that I completed my first project of 2016. Socks >> don’t be too shocked. I worked overtime to get them done in time for Valentine’s day. Gingy North’s Not Just Boring Dude Socks. I used Tempting Ewe Yarns my favorite Indie dyers. The colors are always so rich. It’s a greenish-blue tone that works well with lighter shin tones. I have three other projects that I working to complete so it took me twice as long to finish, but it was well worth it. This is definitely a sock that I plan to make again. I used size 2 DPNs, next time I’ll probably try using 1.5s instead. Knit friends, what on your needles? What’s your favorite vanilla sock?