Sunday, January 20, 2008

Socks and other ramblings...

I've started a pair of Thuja socks using the delicious cashmere/merino handpainted sock yarn from the Knittery. These socks are going fast on size 6 dpns. The yarn isn't as sproingy as Koigu, but it's certainly going to keep Joe's toes cosy!

I'm attempting to make a dent in my sock yarn and so yesterday I decided to give the Chevron scarf another try this time with different colours of yarn. My last attempt was frogged because there was too much pooling. This one's probably going to get frogged because it's seriously blah! I think I'm trying to coordinate too much instead of going for 2 contrasting yarns.

Despite my good efforts, the sock yarn is coming in as fast as I can whip FOs out -- yesterday I received by Seasons shipment from Sundara in colourway Tickled Pink. I love the name of the colourway. But I wasn't bowled over with this colour. Maybe I'll put it out on Ravelry for trade?

This afternoon I might put the knitting down to stamp and write some much belated Christmas thank you cards. Here's the design that I'm thinking I'll replicate:

And keep your fingers crossed for no snow in Colorado tomorrow. Nachaele had this great idea that in 2008 we should visit all the yarn stores in Colorado and buy a skein of yarn from each to make an afghan. Tomorrow Nachaele, Kelly and I are hoping to head up to Estes Park and visit The Stitchin' Den and Neota Designs. Otherwise the backup plan might be to stay indoors knitting and watching movies. Yep Plan B sounds pretty good too.

Enjoy the long weekend!


Corwink said...

Girl....You are a sock making machine!!!

Hmmmm......Would you be interested in trading your Tickled Pink yarn for some Lorna's Laces "Black Pearl"? It's the swatch in my scarf with the shades of Black and Purple that we were saying we love. Let me know.


Bea said...

The thuja looks great! Have fun tomorrow. My fingers are crossed for no snow but it sounds like it will be good either way. I wish tomorrow was a holiday but I am back at the office early (its still dark so not bright)

tiennie said...

The thujas are nice! I actually like your color combo for chevron - it's neutral and something that I think could be worn everyday.

StarSpry said...

Your Thuja socks are looking good!

I really like the colors in your Chevron scarf! It looks pretty :)

5elementknitr said...

I think that darker chocolate yarn you were using for the Chevron and the Tickled Pink would make a gorgeous Chevron!

The sock is so pretty, too!