I am so excited about this! I have been knitting my first pair of socks. Its fabulous. I really, really like making them. There are a couple things that are kind of weird about this. First, I don’t wear socks except in winter, as a general rule. And, I used to not like knitting very much. I am enjoying knitting a whole lot more now that I understand it a little better. The book Bret got for me has been really helpful. But there’s something so fascinating to me about how socks kind of form themselves. I’m using a top-down sock recipe, rather than a pattern for this first pair, and I’m loving how they’re turning out. I started this pair of socks right before Easter, and worked on them as we drove down to visit his parents. The bluebonnets were blooming all over the roadsides, and I think these socks fit right in with that.

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They’ve been set aside a few times, to work on the gifts I mentioned earlier. One sock is finished, and I’m happily stockinetting away on the second one. I’m using Serenity Sock Weight yarn in Obsidian and size 2 double-pointed needles. The yarn is a blend of merino wool, bamboo, and nylon. It is so much fun to knit with, and feels great on my foot. I love the colors, but there are a bunch of knots in the skein, not so good. I’ve learned so many new things making these socks: a stretchy cast on, short rows for the heel, combining stitches, and Kitchener stitch. Maybe that’s what I like so much about making socks. They’re little enough not to be intimidating, but complex enough to challenge me and teach me new things.

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About Rachel

Most importantly, I am saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is more than enough to satisfy my heart. In His abundant goodness, I am also delighted to be a wife and mama. I work at home and enjoy spending most of my time caring for my husband, 2 sons and new daughter. I also try to squeeze in some creativity, coffee, chocolate, and good books.

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