Saturday, May 22, 2010

more sockiness

I feel like a boring blogger, because all I write about are socks. I have socks on the brain all the time! I can't help that they're the best knitting project around ...

FO: 2x2 rib sock

This is a 2x2 rib sock in Socks that Rock lightweight, colorway Tricoter. I bought this yarn at a LYS in Seattle with the same name. I love the colors so!

The first sock was knit toe-up, but I decided to knit the second one cuff-down to make it a little more exciting for me. I'm almost to the heel flap on its mate already.

I've got yet another pair of plain vanilla socks started for my upcoming trip to Missouri. I'm so very excited for some quality time with my mom -- we haven't done anything, just the two of us, in a long time!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sheep & Wool goodies

In my last post, I talked about the people. This post is about the yarny spoils.

Sheep & Wool haul 2010

It was pretty crowded early Saturday at the booths I wanted to check out (Cloverhill Yarn Shop and The Fold), so I hunted elsewhere and came back when they were quieter.

My first purchase was a skein of Yummy sock from Miss Babs -- Chocolate Roses (bottom left). (I'm thinking about a pair of Monkeys with it.)

I got the pretty purple and blue sock yarn (second row, first pic) at Autumn House Farm's booth.

After that, I wandered off on my own to check out Cloverhill and fell down. Very hard. I got the two skeins of handspun at top as well as the bright cheery yellow Wullenstudio sock yarn.

After that, I dove into The Fold and got the other three skeins you see - all mediumweight. Quinault Canopy (the minty green), Paula Mae a Night at the Show (red), and Vine Maple (the delicious one that looks so autumnal).

I stayed within my budget, but now I'm wishing I had set a lower budget! I'm going to Missouri in two weeks on a girls' weekend with my mom and I'm sure there will be more yarn shopping!

That being said, I'm certainly doing my part to knit through some of my sock yarn. I finished these socks a few days ago and am wearing them today for the first time!

FO: Lacy Ribs socks

Yarn: Wullenstudio sock in Bad Moon Rising (a MDS&W purchase in 2008)
Pattern: Lacy Rib socks by Wendy Johnson
Rav details

I love how bright and cheerful they are. They fit me like a glove.

The following sock is on hiatus until I see my mom in two weeks so I can show her a heel turn:

WIP: a patriotic sock

The yarn is Online Supersocke Afrika and here's a Rav link.

And finally, I'm on the leg of this toe-up 2x2 rib sock ... hoping to finish it and get a good start on its mate for airplane knitting.

WIP: 2x2 rib sock

Yarn is Socks that Rock lightweight in Tricoter ... and I am loving how it's knitting up! (Rav link)

As I said, my mom is embarking on sock knitting and I could not be more excited for her. She is scooping up sock yarn at Webs left and right and girlfriend even bought herself a pair of Lantern Moon DPNs. She is NOT messing around. I hope she loves sock knitting as much as I think she will!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sheep and Wool: the friends

I'm back from Maryland Sheep & Wool -- what a whirlwind, fun trip! (Also, hot and sweaty. Thanks, unpredictable spring weather!)

I made the trip with two of my Stitch n' Bitch gals, Lennis and Tiffany.

my roadtrip pals

I kept texting my flickr pal, Karen (choochooknits) and got to meet up with her and fellow flickr-er Yarny Old Kim!

It was so exciting to meet flickr friends! And then, later that night, we hung out some more at the Fiberspace after-party where we got a picture together:

flickr friends

It was so nice to get to know these girls better! We talked and talked and it felt like we had been friends for years.

Next post: the yarny spoils ...