sock knitting & new yarn

I cast on for a pair of socks this past week.
I treated myself to some new yarn and one of them had to be a pair of socks right away.
Its a new to me indie dyer called Druzy Rising.
The color is called Phlox.
The colors just really stood out to me. Really pretty, they remind me of spring in texas with
fields and roadsides full of wildflowers. Something I'm just really looking forward too!
I prefer to knit my socks cuff down and I like to switch up the ribbing. 
I like interesting cuffs but my preferred cast on method has always been 
the old norwegian cast on. It's elastic enough for a cuff and easy. 
Whenever I knit in the round, this little tip is a great tip I discovered quite awhile ago. I do it every time I knit in the round now for both hats and socks. 
If I happen to knit toe ups I always use ez's sewn bind off
I may have also bought some really great yarn from Sweet Fiber
Its woolly and rustic, very rustic! Its called Canadian, which I love. The color is called Breakwater. A little out of my comfort zone and such a pretty blue. 
I want to use it to cast on this shawl. It will be big and cozy. I can't wait but first I have some deadline knitting I'm trying to get out of the way before I do anything else. 
Have any of you recently discovered new yarns? I always love trying new yarns!
I want to thank all of you for entering my little giveaway last weekend. 
I've already contacted the winner and its Julie. She's also Lighthearted on Ravelry. 
Hope you all have a wonderful week!!


love & leche giveaway {closed}

January has come to a close but winter is still far from over..
During the winter my hands tend to get very dry, quite honestly just my skin in general.
Our hands are important.
 As a knitter my hands are very important to be able to do the knitting & crafting I love to do. 
I know many of you feel the same way about your hands as well.
I was recently sent a Love & Leche lotion bar to review and I was so excited try a bar.
Lotion bars are new to me, where have they been all my life!
First of all the scent was amazing. I opened the package and was blown away by the scent, in a good way of course. Lavender is one of my absolute favorite scents. 
There are quite a few things to love about Love & Leche, the ingredients are all natural, you're supporting a lovely company with a great story you can read about it here
I really love this stuff. Its amazing. Calendula is so healing for the skin and the other natural ingredients combined really make this a truly wonderful lotion bar. 
I loved the lotion bar so much I ended up buying more.
I also wanted to try the soap, goats milk soap.. need I say more! 
My husband really loved it and this is great because men sometimes are really 
picky about that kind of stuff! 

If you haven't tried Love & Leche, I urge you to give them a try.
If you do, I have a coupon code to share with you for free domestic shipping, thankyou!
Now to the giveaway...
I am giving away one full size tin, in the cedarwood scent.
Earthy, rustic... Its a great scent and cutest ever bee mold!
I'm going to ship it to the winner in a little linen drawstring bag that I embroidered with cute little bees. 
Just leave a comment below with the best way to contact you, either your ravelry ID or an email address and I will pick a winner by next weekend.  

disclaimer: All opinions are my own. 
The products were sent to me by
Stitchcraft Marketing to review.