For quite a while there were no new socks to knit for (no longer only virtual) friends, but then, last year in October, we made another trip to the USA and Canada and I had the pleasure to meet a couple of my Ravelry friends. It has been a busy time since then, so the sock knitting and pattern writing is going slow, but one pattern is ready and was already released with the collection: the one for my dear friend Laurel.
If you've followed me here in the past few weeks, you'll already know that Laurel is a very talented indie dyer, who worked with me to dye yarns especially for the patterns I designed. You can find all the yarns in her shop on Etsy, here: SpinningFates.
It was so fantastic to finally meet the person I've been friends with for years in the Ravelry community and as Ulli said 'you clicked right away'. And yes, it was like that and I so enjoyed the time spent with her and her family! If only we could have that more often...
Anyway, I had planned to knit socks for her and asked her to name the pattern, but well... she shouldn't have taken us out for lunch, lol. The lunch at the local diner was great, but what was a new experience for me was the place next door...
... a beer drive thru. What? You just drive through and get the booze stored in your trunk? Unheard of in my neck of the woods. And what cracked me up most was the shabby chic of the place. :D
So, sorry, dear Laurel, but your sock pattern had to remind of this place and is of course called: Drive Thru
Can't you just see the stitch pattern showing you the way where to go, or rather to drive to get yourself a drink? The whole concept really cracked me up and even more since there is a minimum number of cans you have to buy, I think 12? I so didn't expect this. But what a great idea for a pattern. :)