This has been a very long week for me. I got a call late Saturday night that my Grandpa passed away. Unfortunately I haven't been up to NH to see my Grandpa in 6 years. I've been meaning to go up there this whole past year since he's been getting very sick, but it just never seemed to happen. Oh the regrets.
Well, I usually don't write much personal stuff so I'm going to change subjects here, but you can read more about my family stuff on my sister's blog.
I went and met my family in NH and was able to spend a few days with my whole family. It was nice to see everyone, even if it was under horrible circumstances. We did take a trip to one yarn store where I got 2 skeins of yarn to make convertible mittens for me and my mom. I also spent a lot of time sitting around the cabin knitting with my sisters. This is what I made, obviously not finished yet:
I cast on before going to the airport and got 2 rows done and the rest was knit in the last 3 or 4 days. It's sock yarn from the Hill Country Yarns sock club knit in the pattern they sent with it, Sweet Pea socks. It's coming out very nice and I think it's my favorite pair so far.
New Hampshire was quite a bit colder than good ole Virginia, so I was able to do this:
Wear some handknit socks for the first time EVER! They were pretty damn comfy and warm.
I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do with this yet, but there's got to be some sort of inspiration in this:
It's a skein of Paton's SWS that I've been using for a felted bag and that's what it looked like when it was half used. It's so pretty. I know it's just a log cabin block (what kind of quilter would I be if I didn't know that!) and that there are already knit log cabin patterns out there, but maybe it's just the colors that are so inspiring for me.