Socks, Socks and Maybe A Bag Too!

I honestly feel I have not made much progress over the last two weeks on my sock knitting.  For some reason I seem to be slightly distracted and unable seem to focus on knitting.  I am on the heel of my Vanilla Sock and have three more pattern repeats before I start the heel of my Cozy Autumn Socks, which I am hopeful will be completed in the next week or so.


Meantime I just received in the mail a beautiful sock yarn set fromThe Wool Barn.  After seeing this gorgeous yarn posted on Instagram by Helen Stewart, a.k.a. Curious Handmade, I had to have it.  Helen uses this gorgeous twosome for her Red Robin Socks, which is included in her Handmade Sock Society Collection.


YARN 
The Woolbarn BFL Sock Set 
80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 20% nylon
365m/400yds per 100g skein

Shown is 1 x 100g skein (MC) and 1 x 25g mini skein (CC) 
Colour: Red Robin set

Courtesy - Helen Stewart Curious Handmade
The Red Robin socks are the final pattern in this first season of The Handmade Sock Society. Inspired by the friendship and energy of our favourite feathered companion, this fun-to-knit pattern shares the same stitch pattern as the Red Robin Shawl, a Curious Handmade favourite! Contrasting cuffs, heels and toes add some extra fun and an opportunity to use a bit of stash. These socks are knit from the top down and are finished with a heel flap and gusset, with a rounded toe, but you can easily substitute and adapt this pattern to get a perfect personalized fit. ~ Helen Stewart

I am trying very hard not to purchase Helen's pattern collection just so I can cast on the Red Robin Socks.  I love the pattern stitch and the contrasting cuff, heel and toe in red. Sigh ... I must finish my current socks before casting on, right ???  

And now for another distraction .... I found two drawstring bag patterns on Etsy in Darae Johnson's Shop, Indigo Bird Designs, that I want to try.  Now mind you I'm not very good at sewing but these two patterns seem easy enough, are very written with step by step instructions and both are labeled "Beginner", so surely I can manage making them.  I also picked up Harry Potter fabric at Walmart to try out my sewing endeavors.  




Leah  Project bag pattern with two options:  Small 6" x 4" x 7.5" [15cm x 10cm x 19cm] and  Medium 7" x 5" x 10" [17,8cm x 12,7cm x 24cm]

Adele - Small project bag with a finished size of 5"(w) x 4" (d) x 9" (to the top) [13cm x 10cm x 23cm]

If you enjoy making project bags, hop over to Darae's Etsy Shop.  She has quite a few bags that you might enjoy making. You can find Darae online at Instagram as Indigobird_design, on her blog as Indigo Bird and Etsy as Indigo Bird Design.


Until next time ~ be creative!
Tina