I have taken a short break from Saffy to knit a scarf for my father. Upon hearing that my uncle received a hand knit, my father said, "Well, that's nice. [ pause] So, what, no scarf for me?" followed by a long discussion (or, perhaps, monologue is the better word to use here) of the perfect color gray. Not too dark, not too light.
Whilst shopping with my friend A, I came across some Cascade Pima Tencel. Ahh, just right.
The pattern is Kathy's sharfik that she designed for her own father. What a great pattern! The results are just lovely.
Also, even though I was sure I wasn't going to knit more socks, I'm now obsessed with some patterns in Folk Socks. But the problem is my allergies to all things animal, which means that all knitting in the Bestitched household is with plant or synthetic fibers. What's a girl to do? Where can I get some decent sock yarn that does not have any (I repeat, does not have any) wool or animal fiber. Suggestions needed!!!