So Florida was great. Relaxing, fun, just good little mini break from winter. I got to take naps by the pool, get some sun, buy flea market t-shirts for $1 and spend some quality time with my grandparents.
And just like last year my grandma taught me a new skill:
I made that yarn myself! No, really! It’s merino that a friend of hers gave her… and she let me try spinning it. It may be a little ... rough...
but I made it myself!!! I can totally see why spinning is addictive. Especially with merino. She has promised to show me more when she gets back to Cleveland and I can’t wait.
In other knitting news, my mom knit my grandma socks for Christmas and she raved about how much she loved them and wore them all the time. Well then my mom told her "be looking for a package!" so she thought that she would be getting another pair of socks. And she did, sortof... The package contained a skein of Step and a set of sock needles! So before we got there she knit both socks down to the heel so that my mom could re-teach her how to turn a heel:I, however, took a little more direct approach to providing my grandma with handknit socks:
Those are the Step socks that I made while stuck on the couch. I originally intended to knit them for myself but they turned out too small… luckily my grandma has small feet! I think they went to a happy home.
Here’s a closeup of them before they were finished:
It was a really nice trip.