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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

socks, socks, socks...

...Okay, so they aren't sock yet, but check this out!

That is ALL sock yarn -- I'm a little obsessed I guess. And I just barely started knitting my first sock yesterday! But more on that in a minute. Back to the lovely yarn. I kinda felt guilty about putting some of those yarns in the same picture -- that solid Knit Picks stuff just isn't on the same level as the gorgeous Lorna's Laces or the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. But, that's what I have here, so it all had to be in the picture. I've got more coming, too... I had to order a skein of Socks That Rock to see what everyone loves so much about it. And I've got some custom dyed Henry's Attic Kona on its way to me as well.

And the sock books? hee hee Well, been collecting those, too. I'm making the "Little Guys" sock out of Knit Socks! right now. Its in Dalegarn Baby Ull in a nice navy color -- for my two-year-old son. I started it yesterday morning at the WEBS drop-in and this is how far I've gotten:


Those are size 2 bamboo dpn's from WEBS -- it was the only size they had that was close to what I needed, and since I'm a tight knitter, it didn't matter that they are a size bigger than the pattern calls for. Anyways, its also the thinnest yarn I've ever knit with. I'm really proud of my progress! I've been dealing with a sick baby girl who doesn't want mommy to do anything but hold her, so getting that far on my very first sock in 24 hours is impressive to me. I just hope it fits him!

Last picture for today is of my Colinette Giotto yarn for the Waterlillies pattern from the Spring IK. I couldn't find the Monet colorway, so I got this instead:


Its "Rose Garden" and I love it. Can't wait to have time to try this pattern out!

As for the Olympic Sweater, still not done, but I did get a few rows knit on it the other day. Emma's flirty is getting close to done -- working the undersoaker short rows now. And still working on mocs for store orders...

Thats it for me today! Back to reality now -- guzzling coffee, pretending that I actually DID get to sleep some last night, and trying everything I can to calm a cranky, clingy baby...

3 Comments:

Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

Now for the most important question: Which of those yarns are you going to make ME a pair from?

They are all so beautiful!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

BTW - this page used to take forever to load and scroll through. Now it works really well and smoothly.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Meri said...

which one do you like best? ;)

Huh-- not sure why it took a long time before.. Let me know if it happens again! :)

6:53 PM  

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