A long time ago in a town kind of far away…

I’m a day late here, but May the 4th be with you all my fellow Star Wars fans! I don’t know how you celebrated, but the kiddos and I went to our local Dairy Queen and got Blizzards for lunch in honor of all the adventures on the bitterly cold planet of Hoth (and because I had a hankering for ice cream) and then we blasted the theme music on the way home from our hike. I’m generally not the most creative when it comes to organizing celebrations, but ice cream and Star Wars theme music are always a hit in our house so it was a fun little break from the norm.

In other news, I have an FO to share with you. As alluded to in the title, I finished this one a long time ago in a town kind of far away. More specifically, I finished them a month ago in our old house, 2.5 hours away. The ladies in the Socks with Sarah group were talking red socks and I had a skein of Sweet Georgia CashLuxe Fine in China Doll that has been lingering in my stash for a good long while so I cast-on.

I just peeked and I don’t think they carry this colorway any more, but there are, of course, other reds to choose from — Cherry or maybe Clementine or Blood Orange seem to be the closest available now. In any case, I started them way back in the beginning of February and finished them the evening before the movers came. And a month and a day later, I took nice pictures of them finished.

Better late than never, right? They are a standard vanilla affair using my face Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Basic Sock pattern.

It’s such a good fit for me and pretty much committed to memory at this point. I don’t know how many pairs of this pattern I’ve knit, but it’s a lot.

As you can see, I haven’t washed or blocked these babies yet. If I waited for that, it would probably be another month before I was able to share them as everything is progressing a little slow for me these days. But alas, I love them. Simple, red socks. They’ve been on my to-knit list for years and now they are finally done.

On a very fun sock-related note, the three Kate Atherley patterns from last year’s Feel Good Yarn Co Summer Sock KAL have been released to the general public — hooray! Even better, you can buy any of the 3 designs separately or, until June 30th there is a coupon code that lets you buy all 3 patterns for just $10 — double hooray! You can find the bundle on the Feel Good Yarn Co website here as well as the individual patterns (Sneaker Socks, Diamonds in your Shoes Socks, and Summer Morning Socks). You can also find them on Ravelry where you can purchase individually or select all three and then enter the code FeelGood to receive the bundle discount. Don’t forget to check out the whole Feel Good Yarn Co line-up while you’re looking — they have their SilverSpun Sock, SilverSpun Sport, and the new SilverSpun Silk, too. They are perfect for summer knitting!

I do still have my Simple Skyp Socks on the needles, but I’ve been wanting to start a pair of basic shorties as we’re quickly approaching the time when my regular socks will be too warm to wear. Believe it or not, the one skein I have in mind is eluding me. How is this possible with my beautiful yarn shop of a living room display? Well, I do believe it did not travel with my stash because I had it out to be knitted up so it’s hiding in a project bag. Somewhere. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend — playing find the ball of yarn! May the Force/Fourth be with me as I search this one out and may you all have a beautiful, beautiful weekend!

13 responses to “A long time ago in a town kind of far away…

  1. I love a celebration that includes ice cream! šŸ™‚ The red socks look great – I am just past the toe of my first one. I too have been wanting plain red socks for ages. Since I accidentally felted my last pair into tiny baby booties. šŸ™‚ Well, almost that small. Too small for anyone I know, anyway.

  2. Somehow I completely missed that you moved. Maybe because I was moving at the same time! I backed up and am (hopefully) all caught up now šŸ˜‰ Congratulations on your new home and I hope you find that missing skein!

    • LOL! Sometimes I feel like *I* missed that I moved! It’s all very surreal!

      I hope your move was good, too! It’s quite an undertaking! Oh, and I did find the skein!

  3. I am so glad you shared the Simple Skyp pattern awhile back. It has become my go-to pattern for those beautiful, wildly colored sock yarns that overpower some pattern stitches. The fit is perfect as well with this pattern. Now I think I’ll go have some ice cream!

    • Yay! Yes! I love the Simple Skyp pattern. Simple and yet the design is really great. I’ve made two pairs over the years and they are some of my favorites.

      Hope you got and enjoyed that ice cream!

  4. May the 4th be with you too. What a fun celebration! I’m with Salpal, any day with ice cream is great for me! The red socks are wonderful!

    • Aren’t they?! I’m so happy with them and so glad I *finally* got them knit up after having the yarn in my stash for so long.

      And as for the ice cream, I can find a reason for ice cream any day! We have at least two other ice cream shops I have to taste test here, so I’m going to get on that asap. šŸ˜€

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