Monday, July 23, 2012
Whistle While You Work
Instead of whistling while I work on editing my book pages, I take small breaks here and there to knit. I don't have time to put in all of the links today with this quick share of projects. However, I will be back soon to update you with the details.
In the photo above, I was recently reminded about the gorgeous Kristin Nicholas Garden Affects Regia sock yarn (Farbe 03306, Partie 11312) I had sitting on my shelf. Plus, I was reminded from the video podcast, snappystitches.com, about the always popular Monkey Socks (pattern on Knitty.com) by Cookie A. I had always wanted to knit myself a pair of these lacy socks so I finally decided to jump in and start a pair. I'm a little late to the game, but better late than never.
I have found that this is the perfect pairing of yarn and pattern. I am crazy over this sock. More to come later on my super fun Monkey socks project....
Have any of you knit Monkey socks? I'd love to know.
I took this long forgotten watermelon striping sock with me to a dive meet last weekend. Strangely, all I had left was the toe and it has been sitting untouched for months. It took only minutes to finish the sock as I quickly finished knitting the toe at the meet and then grafted it together when I got home.
Now I am in love with this single watermelon sock. This wool is not for the weak of heart. It is rustic in feel and has what I call hay bits and pieces scattered throughout. You have to pick out hay as you knit. For some reason this doesn't bother me at all and I kind of get a kick out of it. The yarn is a thick, rough single-ply that I not so easily knit up on US size 1 dpns.
I truly love this warm, fun, comfy sock. The winters will be a better place if I can get the second sock done in time. The sweet watermelon sock is right at the top of my favorite sock list, that is, if there was a list. There really should be a list.
The hard to get your hands on yarn is from freshislefibers.com. It is the best if you can get it!
Lastly, I have a bunch of baby knits of all sorts and kinds on the needles for a collection I am working on. I couldn't be more excited about this one.
This tiny green sneak peek is all I can share at this time. More information on this will come later for sure.
What are you working on this week? Knitting or otherwise, I'd love to hear about it.
Have a super Monday and as always, a great start to your week, Knitters.