i am calling these my leftovers socks. although they are my first (*gasp*) pair using socks that rock, they are made with leftovers from my chevron scarves. they are random but cute and comfy. i had actually completed sock 1 a couple months ago and last thursday decided it was time to get the 2nd sock done. that leaves me with just one more sock that is missing it's mate. i hope to cast on for that one this week.
next up on the needles is another mini clap (only 4 increase sections). i am using 2 skeins of fleece artist lady godiva. it has been in my stash for awhile. i was slow to cast on because i didn't want to take the time to figure out how to make it smaller because i had less yarn. it should work up pretty fast considering it is just a little over 1/2 the size of the original. this will be my 3rd clapotis. the first was full size and the second was a mini like this (although i think the one on the needles now will be slightly wider than my other mini).
the weather change has put me in the mood to knit more scarves. i love having a large selection to choose from. i have a couple other patterns picked out to start after the clapotis. you can never have too many in my book!
and finally, here are the pumpkins i glittered a couple weeks ago. i used the martha stewart glitter kit at michaels (the one for the bones). they are the fake styrofoam pumpkins so i can use them every year. they were a bit of a pain to glitter (messy and they took me several days to do). they were difficult to photograph with the light bouncing off of them!
in other news, i committed to bedding. it is a very long story, but the above picture from the designers guild website
shows the duvet cover i bought. i have conflicting ideas in my mind for the style of the room and am unsure about the choice i made. i thought about trying to sell it on ebay (can't return, bought at a small store in cannon beach). but last night i decided to commit to this look and go from here. if you ask why i bought it if i was unsure i have one word - fate. it was very weird happening across this where i did - i had picked this out some time back and was going to order it online because it is impossible to find. from there a series of strange events leading me to this took place and although at the time of finding it in cannon beach i had changed my mind on it - i felt fated to buy it. it helps that i was offered 30% off too! it was the only one they had, my size, tucked away in a corner beneath other stuff and i still managed to spot it.
anyways, there you have it. a very bright room it will be indeed. but at least my walls are already a green that matches pretty well so no painting will be necessary!
with that i leave you a picture from the knitting trip to cannon beach a couple weekends ago. oh how i love that town! the weekend went by much too fast.