I worked on my Periwinkle Socks very faithfully all weekend. . . while itching to cast on for my first pair of toe-up socks.
Hannah and I went out to run errands on Saturday morning. It was delightfully chilly (aka: sweater weather!) so I dressed Hannah up in tights, a denim skirt, and her Sophisticate sweater. The girl at our favorite local coffee shop gushed over the sweater. But why wouldn’t she? It’s an adorable pattern!
A.C. Moore had a 55% off coupon that was only good on Friday and Saturday, so that was one of our other stops. I had grabbed a handful of dollar bills out of the change jar before I left the house, in anticipation of picking up a skein of sock yarn. The color choices always leave a lot to be desired, but I found one in blue-green tones that I think will be appropriate for a pair of toe-up baby socks and a matching hat.
With my coupon, the skein cost me less than $2.50 so I decided to buy a row counter, as well. I’ve been wanting one forever and I finally broke down and got one. I left the store only having spent $5.04, so that’s pretty successful. It was change jar money, anyway, and it’ll be used to make a gift.
You see what I did there? That’s me trying to justify a five dollar yarn purchase. I suppose it’s normal for a stay-at-home Mom to feel guilty about buying things for herself since she doesn’t contribute anything monetarily to the household.
I’m probably going to set my socks aside today and start the baby socks and hat. I need to finish the set before my SiL’s birthday in October.
Here’s hoping the yarn doesn’t do any weird pooling or striping. . .