Grace Knits a LOT!

Knitting mostly but other crafts, too (crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbooking) and life in general.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I got YARN!!!!

I was discouraged by my attempts at knitting a Monkey sock so I went back to the Uptown Boot Socks from Interweave's Favorite Knits. I had already done a pair in Lorna's Laces but had this Sock Hop Yarn from Crown Mountain Farms (Hang on Sloopy colorway) just itching to be stitched! It is handspun so it runs the gamut from very thin to very thick but it all seems to even out in the end. Only one bad side affect is that I seem to crave Cheetos when I knit on these babies. Do you think if I ate some while knitting and the fake cheesy goodness would even show up on the socks? heeheehee!

On to the yarn p0rn...I just ordered a few (cough cough) skeins of yarn from the Loopy Ewe (isn't Sheri's site awesome?!?!?) and they arrived today...

On the top is J. Knits superwash sock yarn in Wyoming (because I will be in Jackson Hole for the 4th of July week--I can't wait!!!!). From left to right is: Apple Laine in Sunrise, Cider Moon Icicle in Juneau, sKNITches Bebop Sock in Turtleback (such a nice subtle colorway!), All Things Heather superwash merino in Peachtree, and Fleece Artist Merino Sock in Jester. And last but not least on the very bottom left, I have Fleece Artist sea wool in Angelfish. Whew! How will I choose which to knit first?

Oh, and I have other yarns from previouse purchases that I have not shown but I have already started projects w/them and will post later when I have better progress pics.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

To rip or not to rip

I finished my Monkey sock (I started yesterday and finished this morning--I LOVED knitting this sock) but STR lightweight w/#2 needles proved to make a bigger sock than I wanted. A part of me doesn't want to waste the time that I took to knit this sock but it really is TOO BIG and would really bug me. Do I go down to a #1 or 1.5 needle? Do I just choose a different pattern for the STR and a new yarn for my Monkeys (for I MUST own a pair)? I will probably rip it and try on smaller needles but the time it took! Boo hoo!

The colors are beautiful, no (colorway farmhouse)?

Love STR and Monkey!
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Saturday, May 26, 2007


OK, I have not been the best of bloggers. No excuses, just laziness computer-wise. Not so lazy on the knitting front, though. I have been buying sock yarn ad infinitum (sorry if my latin spelling is incorrect); here is some STR that I got:

On the left is STR superwash merino mediumweight in Foofaraw, middle STR superwash merino lightweight in Lover's Leap and on the right STR superwash merino lightweight in Farmhouse. I have started Monkey socks (sorry for the blurry pic):

I knit up a pair of Waving Lace socks in Schaefer Anne from Favorite Socks:

I knit up a pair of Uptown Boot socks (also from Favorite Socks) in Lorna's Laces Black Pearl (hee hee! I am watching Dead Man's Chest right now!):

It did pool kinda crazy like by I like it! And I love cabling!

And I finished my Sockapalooza socks, Meida's Socks (again from Favorite Socks--can you tell I LOVE this book?) in Koigu KPPPM:

These socks combined my love of lace and cabling in ONE sock. I do not use a cabling needle, but followed the directions in the sock pattern of how the Estonians cabled.
As you can see, I use sock blockers to photograph my socks--I do not wash and block on these babies--I got them from the Loopy Ewe from whom I will be getting some new sock yarn that I am excited about! When I get my latest order, I will blog again w/all the other goodies that I have gotten from Sheri.
Bye for now (I promise not to wait 2 months this time!).

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