I love being at home and actually having time to knit. I borrowed a few knitting books from the library the other day so I’m planning to knit a few items from them – the Log Cabin Socks (Ravelry link) from Handknit Holidays and the Reversible Cabled-Rib Shawl (Ravelry link) from Vogue Knitting American Collection. I’ve been wanting to knit a shawl of some sort for a while now but I don’t think I have the patience and I’m not committed enough either. There’s a reason why I’ve never finished a knitted sweater. I also have a case of second sock syndrome.

I did manage to complete this pair of socks but I had to force myself to complete the second one. The first one flew off the needles. The pattern is Spring Forward from Knitty and it is so easy considering the final product. Every other row is stockinette and the rest is just a few decreases and yarnovers. I didn’t think it could be so simple. I really like how they came out except one is a little smaller than the other. I haven’t blocked yet so maybe that will help even things out. The yarn is from Tanis Fiber Arts in the Mallard colourway and I absolutely love it. It’s made of 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon so it’s warm, soft, durable and so so so cosy! The colours are amazing as well. I’m definitely going to get more of this yarn.

The colour is more similar to real life in the ones with the coloured backgrounds.