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It snowed last night. My way of coping is to finish this sweater to wear while I freeze. "As they say, when life gives you snow, make sweaterade." - Doug πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Another pair done! I'm on such a short row heel kick and wanted to cheat and go the easy route on these, but was afraid a short row heel wouldn't fit Doug. Am I wrong about this theory? At least I got to tell him I love him "a gusset heel much." πŸ˜‚. This yarn is Regia Pairfect Sock in color 7113. I highly recommend it. Those stripes at the top go so fast which eats up a good chunk of knitting these babies. Also for future reference for myself, I cast on 68 stitches for the ribbing, decreased down to 60 stitches on the first two stockinette rounds, and knit these on 9" circulars size 0's.

Bonus @a_homespun_house Easter Egg Hunt Socks done! I may have accidentally made one cuff longer than the other, but they're going to stay that way. It adds to their charm. I didn't get a chance to wish everyone a Good Friday or Happy Easter, but I am so thankful for this holiday. I read and heard a lot of things this weekend, but Sally Lloyd-Jones' Storybook Bible account of the crucifixion of Christ spoke straight to my heart. "'You say you've come to rescue us! people shouted. 'But you can't even rescue yourself!' But they were wrong. Jesus could have rescued himself. A legion of angels would have flown to his side - if he'd called. 'If you were really the Son of God, you could just climb down off that cross!' they said. And of course they were right. Jesus could have climbed down. Actually he could have just said a word and made it stop. But Jesus stayed. You see, they didn't understand. It wasn't the nails that kept Jesus there. It was love." Happy Easter, everyone! He is risen!

April @a_homespun_house socks done, with plenty left over for a second pair! Here I thought I'd avoid the fuss of doing contrasting heels and toes on the first pair, but it turns out they really break up the knitting and make me go so fast. The first sock on this second pair was done in a day! I'm really loving short row heels again after finding a dead simple YouTube tutorial by @arnecarlos I might have to work on the fit a little to make the heel deeper, but it sure looks nice!

Home now, but reminiscing about our couple hours in Seattle... 🍊🍎πŸ₯–β˜•οΈπŸ¦€πŸŒ·πŸŒ₯🌊🐟🚒☺️

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Yup, this'll do.

First April sock done, now onto the second. I rarely suffer from second sock syndrome, and since it looks like I have plenty of yarn, I might charge right into a second pair once these are finished. I have a new handmade sock convert that is in love with this @a_homespun_house yarn. It kind of reminds us of spumoni ice cream! 🍑

I'm having a lot of fun with this knit and it's satisfying my need to knit all the sweaters. And I kind of feel like I beat the system by using a slightly bigger yarn and getting a gauge that lets me knit the smallest size very quickly. πŸ€›πŸ»

And one more! These babies kept me company while I couldn't sleep in the hospital.

Turns out, I can't knit just one pair of socks a month!

March socks done! Opal Winterbild (color 2104) sock yarn, using a 60 stitch cast on with flap heel + gusset. I had been knitting my socks 56 stitches around which fit perfectly if I never dry them in a dryer. In a busy house with little kids, that never seems to be preventable, so 60sts seem to work better. These socks were such a fun thing to work on while I was in Atlanta recovering from surgery. I'm going to have a hard time not casting on my April socks!

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