I was away on a road trip in May, but I recognize that that excuse is getting a little threadbare in mid-June...
KD volunteered me to test knit for a mutual friend. This was a new thing for me, and I took it seriously. How seriously? I made gauge swatches!
Pattern: Simple Cable Socks, now available on Ravelry!
Yarn: Knit Picks Pacific Stroll Tonal
Mods: I got gauge on 2.5 mm instead of 3.00 mm; I used 4 needles instead of 3, because that's the way I like to arrange my dpns.
really liked the way the pattern left space to write down notes as you
went along. Since I was working off a pdf, it was really nice to just
use the little Adobe Reader sticky notes. Since I made more than one
pair in different sizes, I was even able to keep notes for multiple
sizes. I've always made these notes on actual sticky notes before, or
written them on a printed pattern, and they invariably get lost.
pattern was simple and elegant and easy to follow. I like the socks
very much. And to my utter surprise, I had enough yarn left after making
mine (Women's) to make a pair of the size 6-8! Since I have a co-worker
with a daughter the right age, I passed them on to her. In return, I
got one of the nicest handmade thank-you cards I've ever seen. That girl
has a future in crafts.