Yarn Along, Nov. 3, 2015 - Little Red Farmstead

Yarn Along

Yarn Along, Nov. 3, 2015 - Little Red Farmstead

This week, my knitting project is a simple sock for Myles. I decided that starting this Christmas, I would knit each of the boys socks to open. Ben’s pair are already done and waiting to be wrapped. Myles’ socks are speeding along. The pattern is a plain one, guided by the 6 Stitches Per Inch sock pattern from Ann Budd’s Getting Started Knitting Socks. (That book is absolutely my go-to for socks. I highly recommend adding it to your library.) The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet DK, which I had-dyed many years ago.

I haven’t been reading much lately. I’ve been listening to the audiobook of Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting during my commute and reading bits and pieces from Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits.

Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.


  • Becki

    Beautiful yarn those socks are being made from. :^) Okay…going not to read your story. I’m guessing it’s a lot of fun. With a lot of new adventures.

  • Sarah

    I love the colors of your socks! We are thinking of adding rabbits this spring but just for pets, not as meat or anything. Dairy goats are in our plans too but I insist on having the set-up ready and complete before we get them and that may be a while off. Maybe I should knit some kid socks for Christmas gifts…I could probably get those done still!

  • Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    My late FIL gave us Coop several years back, as we keep chickens, turkeys and bees. We really enjoyed it. I like your bright sock. I’m feeling pretty dowdy and grey with our fall weather right now.