November 19, 2008
Last weekend I was knitting with mountains and snow outside of my windows. What a sight! You get the fire going, you settle in with a Latte and a good pattern, and hunker down for some serious knitting. It was so fun. We did find plenty of time to do a little shopping (I visited my favorite soap shop – the
people who made the Loopy soaps that were in the last Sock Club box), and we always manage to make a meal out of Nick & Willy’s pizza when we’re out there. I’m ready to go back any time, but there’s the little issue of Loopy Central and work. So the Colorado visits are pared down to a couple of times a year, but we do make the most of them when we go!
I have some yarn photos for you! The first one is a scarf that I’m knitting up with a yarn that I wanted to try. I bought it at Stitches and have decided to add the line in here. Any guesses on what it is? (Oh, it’s more fun to have you guess!) Here’s a sock I knit up last weekend and it’s a new indie dyer line that will be arriving in December or January. (Well – a kinda new indie dyer to us, kinda not. How’s that for puzzling? Any guesses on that one?) Here’s a question for you. This is their sportweight yarn and there were 250-ish yds. in the skein. I divided it in half and knit toe up for my size 11 feet. I typically make the cuff as long as the foot, although in this case, I ran out of yarn too early. (But boy did I love how fast that yarn knit up. You gotta love sportweight and size 2 needles. And the sock is so comfortable.) I think I’d like 300 yd skeins in sportweight – what do you think? (The pattern is an easy one – just knit 4 rows, then do a [slip1, K] row and then a [slip1, P] row.) The last photo shows a few more skeins of yarn that I bought at Stitches and am contemplating (as in, contemplating the possibilities of adding some of those lines in here. Any thoughts?) I thought you might like to see some of them what came home with me. (You recognize the one on the far right – it’s Dianne’s Creatively Dyed Calypso – that new line we have on order from her.)
Guess what arrived today? Boxes and boxes and boxes of Dream in Color Starry. I am in love. I took a photo of a few of my favorite colors, but it didn’t turn out that great. I’ll have WH do a GOOD photo and then will post it on the blog on Friday. We’re working on the photos this week so that we can get it up on the website for you next week. That way, maybe you’ll get it over the Thanksgiving holiday and will get to jump right into knitting it. Because you’ll want to.
So check back on Friday. I’ll be sharing a good soup recipe that I tried last weekend, as well as sharing the Starry photo, and we’ll have our November Blog Contest, too.