Purple Samarkand Socks

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So I mentioned recently that I have become obsessed with purple and I think these socks are at the root of that.  I started them when I was suppose to be studying for finals and they went really quickly after that.  The yarn selection was a little haphazard.  I chose the pattern then cast on with the grey and realized that I never picked out a contrast color. I had a couple of ideas of what I wanted to use but I hadn’t actually decided on one yet!  I would like to say that I never do this but that’s not entirely true.  Selecting colors is always a “hope for the best” type situation.  The purple had been in my yarn stash for ages so I chose it and it was a match made in heaven! These colors work perfectly together!  I really am in love with how they turned out and I wear them every chance I get. They’re a little big, which I like.  If it gets super cold I can layer them up if I decide to go outside or I could just stay inside and be the couch potato I am. 

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I’m Back!

As I’m sure you guessed, life took over my everyday and blogging just kind of got pushed aside.  Blogging and knitting is definitely more fun than studying (and don’t let me fool you, I did plenty of knitting while I was “studying”) but I couldn’t figure out how to balance my time to do everything I wanted to do.  All of this is basically to say, I’m back! 

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So in the past month when I was neglecting this blog, I did a lot of exciting knitting!  I think where I’ll start though is what I’ve finished most recently and I finished this cute little hat very recently (as in last night).  Like every knitter on the face of the Earth that thinks about knitting Christmas presents for their loved ones, I said to myself that next year I’ll start knitting presents earlier.  Christmas 2013 was full of good intentions and half finished (or not even started) presents.  BUT next year will be different and this hat is proof!  I knit it for my little cousin Alma Jo and I think it is perfect!  How adorable is it?!  I’m thinking of adding a pom-pom for extra cuteness.

Pattern: Little Scallops – Maria Carlander // Ravelry Link

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