Welcome to The Handmade Humanist! I’d like to start out right by sharing my current WIP (work in progress): Julie Elswick Suchomel’s Owlie Socks in Grape Soda. This great yarn is a soy and bamboo mix that’s unfortunately now discontinued. The pattern is a simple cable design that features twisted stitches and incorporates beads for the owl’s eyes. I chose 6/0 Czech glass beads with a purple center and transparent body to mimic the shape and reflection of a real owl’s iris. I’m really enjoying working on them in the evenings while Ben reads Harry Potter aloud.