Monday, May 08, 2006

Ah trekking!

Not to be out done by my friend, Sarah - I just had to cast on my very first pair of Trekking XXL socks and......they even have a pattern which is kind of a first for me. I say kind of because I've done patterns on other socks I've knit but usually tire of trying to remember it all so switch to straight knitting to finish. The yarn is not quite as orange as it photographed but it is amazing. The pattern I'm using is Elongated Corded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. I just ordered 3 copies of that book for the store. I know it will sell like hotcakes to our loyal sock knitters.

Here's my WIP list:
Trekking Sock
Cascade Fixation Sock
Koigu Sock
Blue Sky Blanket
Sweaterkits Silk Scarf

I had others but I've abandoned them permanently. Now on to a little jewel I think I've discovered. Sweet Georgia yarns! These yarns are handpainted by Felicia Lo from Vancouver, B.C. She has a store online called the Sweet Shop and I have tripped across a few posts about the yarn. I decided to take a look and was checking the website all weekend only to find the shop down for maintenance. So this morning I logged on and ordered about 6 skeins of her yarn. Checking back this afternoon - guess what - it's all sold out! Now I can't wait to get it. I got notification today that my Sock! yarn from Lisa Souza is on the way too! Has anyone checked out - it's a site that sells all things homemade. It has some amazing hand painted yarn on it as well. So much yarn - so little time!


Sarah said...

Just wanted to say Hi because I missed you on Sunday. The trekking looks great!! Hope you are having a good week. C ya Wednesday.

Lynn said...

HI I just received my email from Wendy and thought I'ld have a look at your blog; I do check in with the Yarn Harlot's and here you are too!
Please make sure you let us know when (and what) about Wendy's baby! I was hoping that was what the email was...but a yarn sale is almost as exciting!
I read some of your previous postings...where did your cousin get the knitting bear angel?! It's a 'gotta have' for those of us so tightly connected by knitting with those near and dear to us whether of this world or another!
I think that I need to come up with a knick kname...hahaha...that was an accident, but I like it!
I've met you and Wendy at the shop; and look forward to continuing to see you all for many, many years!
Love the yarn; for now I'll be