Three of her patterns and some luscious Fearless Fibers merino for the mitts. The fiber is soooo soft and I love the colors - can't wait to make them for ME!! The socks look like fun (I think Amanda made them recently) and the Starlight Wrap is amazing (although I will admit that I am a little intimidated by this one :))! Thank you, Anne, for reaching out to me.
And my newest love:
toe up socks in STR Lucy with a baby cable rib up the leg (pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks). These socks were really a lesson in pooling and gauge for me. I started out with my typical 72 stitches - the toe has nice stripes and then you can see the pooling that started in the lower sock. I tried the sock on and thought it was a bit loose. Since they were for me and they weren't that loose, I decided not to rip back, but to simply decrease by a few stitches. 4 to be exact. Look how the pattern changed - the stripes started to come back a bit. Then when I got to the leg and started the pattern, I was absolutely sure I would get stripes. Was I ever wrong! Instead I got those large blobs of color swirling up my leg. I LOVE these socks!