Last night while I was on the phone, I started my traveling sock -- i.e. the sock(s) I knit while I wait in line to pick up the kids at school:
This is the "Pinstripe" colorway in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock purchased (special order) at Twisted Yarns. Unlike the Trekking XXL, which I adore, the Shepherd Sock is a smoother , faster knit -- something that I can knit with in low light and not worry about the splitting (different knitting for different purposes). While Trekking XXL creates a "WOW" sock, knitting with Lorna's Laces gives the sock-knitter a classic, trustworthy experience. The only downside to knitting with variegated Shepherd Sock is the occasional surprise you get with pooling.
I've neglected to do a photo shoot and post regarding the Noni Felted Carpet Bag, but I'll definitely do that this week. I had high hopes of sewing a lining in this fabulous bag, but let's be realistic -- I won't! I'm also still enjoying knitting with hemp and want to make it a staple in my yarn stash. I love the stuff! I specifically want to make this.