Friday, July 03, 2015

charcoal socks

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I finished knitting another pair of socks this week--my 14th pair to date! I love gray and I wear a lot of it. It was surprisingly difficult to find a decent gray sock yarn, but I found some on a trip to Duluth earlier this year. I used my basic sock pattern, which you can find here. I'm sure that these socks will be in heavy rotation this coming fall/winter. They are so comfortable!
One year ago, I had a sock finish as well! Isn't that funny?

Also, today, I am finishing up my 30's. That's right...I turn the big 4-0 tomorrow. I'm not sure that I'm excited about that finish, but I guess it's better than the alternative! Ha!

One more thing...thanks for all your sweet comments on my upcoming Craftsy class. I appreciate your support more than I can say! xoxo

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me! I hope you all of you in the US have a great and safe holiday weekend!

46 comments:

Alison Wood said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow - hope you have a great day. It's not so bad being in your 40's - I can dimly remember that...

Heather Graves said...

Happy birthday - tomorrow! Hope you have an amazing day!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Happy Birthday - I have got a lot of years on you - believe me you are still young! have a great day.

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating tomorrow!

Mari said...

Happy birthday! How exciting to have fireworks on your birthday!

a maidenhair fern said...

Happy Birthday! It's all good. great socks to look forward to this fall!

Brooke Sellmann said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Your socks look so comfy and cozy. My kids think you aren't old until you're 50. So you still have 10 good years left! Happy (one day early) Birthday, Amanda Jean!

Jayne said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you celebrate in style!

I've been trying to find the link up button for my sidebar on my blog ~ I couldn't find it on your blog. Is it still available?!

Sarah Craig said...

Happy birthday, Amanda Jean! I'd say you've had a pretty satisfying 30's - successful blog, a book, and a Craftsy class, among other things! Can't wait to see what your 40's bring!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Happy Birthday! What a great weekend to celebrate on. I loved my 40's-I hope yours are filled with wonderful things too.

Bernie Kringel said...

Happy birthday! The forties are just fine. I had my youngest child when I was forty! Hope the coming year brings you a wealth of peach and good cheer.
A silly question about your wonderful socks.... Do you feel sad when they start to wear out? My sister knit me a gorgeous pair and I wear them sparingly because I walk about in socks all the time and don't want to get a hole in these. Silly, but they took so much work to make!

Carolyn said...

happy birthday, lady! glad you are doing well!

Suzy Mac said...

I adore grey too, but my knitting skills.. Needless to say I best I dont even attempt socks
Happy Birthday Lady, remember 40 is the new 30
XO

Colleen Potter said...

Happy Birthday ! Don't worry about that finish, rolling into your 40's isn't that bad ;)

Esther said...

Happy 40! Embrace it and celebrate!! Then put your feet up and relax in your nice new socks!!

Evyn Green said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Happy birthday!! I think it is really a cool coincidence you had a sock finish to share a year ago, too. :)

Carie said...

Oh they do look cozy - have a very Happy Birthday and a lovely weekend!

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Happy Birthday for the 4th July, (already 4th July over here). Love your socks, what pattern did you use? Do you you magic loop or dpns?

mindingmomma said...

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

beth s said...

Hoping to conquer socks this year. Love yours!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Beezus said...

You know what they say ... 40 is the new 30! Lol Happy birthday to you!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great new decade! ~Jeanne

Ella and Nesta said...

Happy happy birthday! Have a lovely day!

stitch quilt knit said...

Happy Birthday.Love your socks, really nice grey! And I love your row quilt pattern for Craftsy classtoo.

Tammy Stack said...

Dont you know? 50 is the new 30! youre still so young! from the girl who turned 55 last week!

Mary Ann said...

Don't think of it as 40, it's 4 perfect 10's!!
Mary Ann

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Happy Birthday. Hope all your wishes come true.

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!

knitnkwilt said...

Happy Birthday! Forty sounds pretty young--it is all relative. The age I hated most was 35 because I changed categories in surveys from 25-34 into 35-50. The big 0s following that didn't bother me. Now Im in 65 to infinity category. LOL The categories keep getting bigger.

Great pair of socks. I have three on the needles. One was almost finished till I noticed I'd made the toe sideways instead of the way it should be.

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy Birthday Amanda Jean...I'd love to go back to my 40's...great years. I hit a mile stone this year...turned 65 a few months ago. Great Friday finish, lookin like a comfy pair of socks for this winter!! Enjoy your day!!

Lilpuddin said...

Happy birthday! Cute socks too!

ann casey said...

Happy Birthday! Your whole country is celebrating your 40th, even if they don't know it. 40 is
a great liberation; you are who you are and it matters not what anyone else thinks. Have a great day.

Mihaela said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Karo Brauer said...

Happy Birthday..........
Ich habe gerade รผber deine Socken gelacht wir haben in Deutschland 40* Grad ;)

mac said...

Happy birthday Amanda Jean.

Suzanne said...

I'm celebrating YOU today! Happy birthday and happy socks.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Happy birthday! I am a few years ahead of you and can reassure you that it will all be ok.
I cheered myself up leading up to the big 4-0 by listening to Billy Connolly sing 'Jesus Christ, I'm nearly forty'. There really is a silly song for every occasion.

Nancy Mahan said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday...and oh how I'd love to be 40 again!!! Enjoy...I'm 62 now & still going strong...so you WILL survive the big 4-0!!!

bloominworkshop said...

Congrats on your socks! And your craftsy class in the last post! And the big 4-0. Let me just say that 4-0 is easier than 5-0. :P

sandi s said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love your grey socks. Hugs,

Tracybug Creative said...

Happy happy Birthday. I hope your day is filled with love and all the good things! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—.

Thimbleanna said...

Fab Socks Ms. Crazy!!! It's beyond me how you have time to knit with all your quilting though! And Congratulations on your Craftsy class -- I love that funny picture in your last post!!!