Free Pattern Friday – Back to Basics Socks

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

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Today, Back to Basics Socks in Wisdom Yarns Stanza.

 

Back to Basics Socks 3 blogAs a rule, I don’t make socks for other people.  The exceptions: family, and people I know will truly appreciate them. My father is both, so when he had a birthday, the choice of gift was a no-brainer.  Enter the Back to Basics Socks.

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Knitspiration – Red Birds in Snow

More snow’s in the forecast – could you use a little knitspiration?

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Red Birds in Snow by Adolf Dehn, 1959

Our snow is over (for now) on the Eastern Seaboard, but there’s a blizzard forecast for the Midwest.  I love snow, but I’m sure most folks have had enough of it.

Photo: Snowy Perch by Nate Zeman

We feature Red Birds in Snow because it’s a nice nod to our state bird here in North Carolina, the cardinal, which gives a lovely burst of color to the monochrome landscape.  I also love it because it’s a good reminder that noticing the things around us is a good antidote to the winter doldrums. Seeing something so bright in an otherwise gray day can snap the world back into focus.

When we’re feeling trapped behind closed doors, it’s important to notice the things around us to bring texture and color back into our lives. These designs are perfect examples. Continue reading Knitspiration – Red Birds in Snow