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:
Cascade Fixation 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 Esty.com - 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!