I recently finished these socks. *passout* They were a gift for my Brother. The pattern is “Hwaet!” by Gryphon Corpus. The socks have the text from the first page of the poem Beowulf in Old English on them. My brother looooooves Beowulf, so I knew these were the socks for him. If you want to hear how the first page of the poem sounds outloud you can listen to it here.


WIP: knitting at the end of the summer

Between vacations, work, and outings over the summer my knitting got much less attention then normal over the summer months. Less attention is still a lot of knitting, but less knitting then is normal for me.

As school starts up it is a reminder that it’s time to start thinking about the rhinebeck sheep and wool festival, which I think calls for a rhinebeck sweater! Some of you may remember that last year my friend Minal and I made matching sweaters for the event, and we decided to make the a tradition when we picked out tin can knits’ lush cardigan as this years sweater. I am knitting mine in Madelinetosh dk in the color way “curiosity.”

The day I cast on my 2015 rhinebeck sweater time hop was kind enough to remind me that I started my 2014 sweater on the same day last year!

My other fiber activities lately include finishing up a gramps cardigan for my brother (also a tin can knits pattern, knit with Madeline tosh yarn), and spinning up some malabrigo nube from eat sleep knit to get the “spin sister” badge. That yarn will become a new pair of fingerless gloves once it’s complete.

While the end of summer is a little sad, remember we have sweater weather to look forward to!