My various sock projects have taken the backseat to life. Several things happened that required some knitting projects for gifts, and gifts can't wait.
One of our choir members has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, so I decided to make her a Prayer Shawl using one of my favorite patterns (Easy Triangle Shawl) with Homespun yarn. That yarn is so soft and has a wonderful selection of colors, just the thing to provide a little comfort.
Then we received notice of the arrival of our great niece Kaitlyn and the opportunity to try out a new pattern using Sublime yarn, a blend of bamboo and baby silk. The pattern is from a book of baby patterns by Sublime.
A baby shower for a choir friend is happening Sunday, so I used some more Sublime for Saartje's booties and another favorite hat pattern called Rolled Brim Beanie with Flower. I added a touch of bling, too!
Last week at our quilt meeting we were examining our finished group project for one of our members, who's been having some medical challenges, when much to our surprise she stopped by. As you can see, she was delighted.
So, there you have it, the reason my socks are languishing on my needles. I'll get back to them soon after I finish the shawl.