Monday, January 15, 2007

A New Trick!

Good morning - I've been awake since 5:30 am - my daughter woke us up because she heard scratching in her room. Turns out it was ice pellets hitting the window - this prompted me out of bed to go have a look.....yup ice out there and lots of it! School buses were even cancelled by 6:20 am which never happens - usually York Region waits and waits and waits unti the last possible minute so it must be bad!

I took a class at Unwind on Saturday with Meghan - amazing friend, pattern designer and teacher! It was learning to make a beaded scarf - Meghan was sure I wouldn't last for the whole 2 hours - I'm not known to like or have the patience for fussy stuff but guess what? I not only lasted for the whole class, I actually loved incorporating beads into my knitting. Look!

Sorry it's blurry - could be that I've been up for hours and feel kind of blurry myself!






Here's the Zen Yarn Garden! This yarn is amazing - it comes in these tiny 60 grams skeins which make you think you will never be able to finish a pair of socks but the yardage just goes on and on and on - I'm almost finished this sock for a size 7 shoe and there is plenty left for the next sock! This colorway is Northern Lights.

I need some help - thinking of new sock yarns? What fibers would you like?

Alpaca
Cashmere
Merino/Silk
Kona Superwash

I'd love some feedback!

5 comments:

Sock Hook'r said...

pretty pretty! How about some merino silk!

Karin said...

It looks lovely - I'd best add some Zen to my stash :)! I would vote for merino silk too, or perhaps different merino/tencels.

Patty said...

That looks lovely - I'd love to try cashmere :) For some reason I always think of gorgeous cashmere bed socks!

Monika said...

Cashmere! ;o)

Lisa K. said...

My Zen is making its way to me soon, but seeing yours on the needles is making me jealous! I vote for more merino/tencel blends too. Also, if there are any great springy cottons, I'd try them out in the summer. Also, I'm always interested in the more unusual fibers; bamboo, pineapple, banana, etc.