Friday, April 28, 2006
I had a great day today - Wendy was off from the yarn shop so I've started my semi-fulltime job. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and couldn't wait to get to work. I'm working again tomorrow and am expecting some knitting friends to come and knit with me so that should be good.
I just love being in that shop - so in all a great day!
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Here's Trekking XXL below - this is a very hot sock yarn. Although I haven't worked with it personally, I've seen others working with it and just had to have it. Hence, the five skeins!
To the left is Socks That Rock! This yarn has a cult following and is only available in two stores in Canada!
And finally, this is Sock Candy from Blue Moon Fibers - it is handpainted cotton. It is beautiful - feeling is believing in this case. As I said, somewhere at the bottom of this there may be another picture of Socks that Rock - but far be it from me to check since I appear to have managed to post all the pictures I wanted to.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
This is one sock finished out of Plymouth Sockotta - I picked this one up in Punta Gorda Florida in a cute little shop. I haven't finished the other one yet because I just had to cast on my Cascade Fixation sock and give that yarn a try.
This yarn is from Unwind Yarn House. Wendy originally brought it in for bikinis but it's fabulous for socks because it has some elastic.
Here's the sock started - my absolute favourite way of knitting socks is 2 circulars. It makes perfect sense to my feeble little brain. These I started on 2.5 mm but switched to 3.5 mm after the ribbing because it was too tight. And this sock is actually for me - how about that?
Trekking XXL - I'm surprised I haven't cast at least one of these on yet. Aren't they beautiful? I had to contain myself from buying all the colours.
Below is the Blue Sky Alpacas for my son's Korean host family. 37 skeins to create the Ombre blanket from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
It just occurred to me that maybe I shouldn't be having a blog - I just spent 30 minutes trying to upload pictures of sock yarn - do you see any pictures of sock yarn? Nope, me either! That shows how computer literate I am.....now it's late so I will try again tomorrow. It's too bad too, because I have some great sock yarn!