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wip: Chai Latte Socks

Here’s what I’ve been doing with that skein of Hot Socks Country. They’re called my Chai Latte socks, named for my favorite drink at Bec’s Coffee in Bridgnorth. If you’re in the area, pay Bec’s a visit! The staff are kind, the cafe cozy (with a gorgeous lounge area upstairs), and the drinks and cakes are delicious. I’ve gone enough times to have a ‘usual’: the chai latte with chilis. The chai latte’s one of my favorite drinks, and Bec’s is so far the best kind that I’ve had. Jason’s tried something new from the menu each time, and has liked them so far–he chose the “piccolo” today, he thought it was quite nice. :] Ah, back to the socks in progress. I’m using Virginia Rose-Jeanes’ Vanilla Latte Socks pattern and it’s been pretty fun so far. I like that she allowed for different ribbing cuff options, and wrote directions for three different heels to choose. I went for a simple K2 P2 ribbing for the cuff, and worked an Eye of Partridge heel. If …

I do have quite a few personal knitting projects going on, but Bapsicrafts WIPs are growing on the needles as well! It turns out Shropshire is a county known for its great quality wools and for being home to some wonderful LYSes, so I’m very proud to collect the Britain-made yarns that I have for new one-of-a-kind knits. As you miight be able to discern from this super up-close shot, this pair of wristwarmers is just about done. I couldn’t help stopping to snap a photo, but the ends are calling to be woven in and I just gotta answer.

good riddance, august and september

  These two months were a whirlwind and I’m pretty sure the rest of the year will continue to be. August and September were months of exploration, rewards, fuck-ups and adventure. I think thanks to these experiences I will be better equipped for handling whatever the future’s got in store for me. Find me on instagram as @bapsii.

june and july

June and July just flew right by me. It’s been a good summer so far, spent these last few months conquering my fears and rethinking things I previously thought were difficult. I think August and September will be a hell of a ride.  Find me on instagram as @bapsii.