She also sells these great stitch markers. You might have seen them before, but I hadn't. I love the big loops. I have big fingers so it was always a pain to try and hold open those small markers with the lobster claws. These are so easy to open and close.
You can find Jeanette's shop here . Oh, and no, I'm not related to her, nor do I have interest in the business. I'm just a huge fan.
On the knitting front, I finished up a couple pair of socks for the boys. The purple ones are from Berroco Comfort Sock in the "English Garden" colorway. This yarn is acrylic so I wasn't so sure how I would like it, but I actually really enjoyed knitting them. Mom is so busy, she doesn't have time to wash handknit socks by hand and lay them flat to dry. We needed something that could be tossed in the washer and dryer. I just wish they had more "kid" colors.
The brown socks are knit with Paton's Stretch Sock yarn in the "Taffy" colorway. I wasn't as thrilled with this yarn. I'm not sure how comfortable they'll be. Maybe they'll soften up in the wash. I do like this color though.
The pattern for both socks is my own. I knit so many socks, I just kind of make them up as I go. There are a million free sock patterns for kids, so the trick is just to find one that you like. These both have a flap with a garter stitch edge and a gusset. I don't care for the short row heels, and, because these are for the boys, I just used a round toe.
I have a new bib pattern that's almost ready to go. I just have to knit up a matching cloth! I'm hoping to have it done by Arbor Day. That's the only hint I'm giving!