I started a sock.
It looks like an ordinary sock but it is special right from the get go. It was a found sock. This is one of the yarns that I had pulled out to use for the Sock Arms style Paw Patrol sweater. I was going to measure out how long the pink section was and found a garter square toe and the first couple rounds complete on a sock. No needles, no dropped stitches. Just a found toe. To not turn that into a completed sock would be a travesty of sock toe knitting, so I put all the stitches on needles and just kept going. What must have happened was that I needed the needles or found prettier yarn to knit.
But this sock is more than just a plain sock. The podcasts that I have been listening to regularly have been talking a lot about Vanilla is the New Black socks. Not toe up you say? Haha! Vanilla Reversed! This is the pattern I am using of course, though I my give a go to the top down version as well. Sock well begun in my books.
Sunday evening I did something else, something completely different. I pulled out some cotton and warped up my new little loom from Purl & Loop. (This is a dangerous site. Very dangerous, but a lot of fun. They have trees. And ornaments. To weave. They have all kind of fun looking little looms. Purl and Loop, you are killing me.)
I wasn't project swatching, but was just giving it a test drive. I wanted to see how it would work and to see if there were any quirks I needed to understand in order to get a good gauge swatch. I got this.
It's not perfectly square, not perfectly woven and not at all perfectly finished, but it is a perfectly serviceable little mug rug. It fits even the largest mugs.
This is one of those Corningware soup mugs, or as I call it, a coffee mug for 'those' mornings.
Today is one of those mornings. I woke at 4 and fell asleep again just after 6 as I was debating getting up. I finally woke at 7:30 so everything is running just a little late today. No matter. I have no list of tasks today, no errands. The only thing on my radar is to knit a soft little green and blue scarf and to work on a sweet little blue sweater. And maybe a sock. Or a shawl. Or...