Monday, March 06, 2006

Yummy Scrumptious Deliciousness!

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Sundara hand-dyed superwash merino sock yarn in Grape

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Spunky Eclectic Hand painted merino wool in Lime Fire

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Hill Country Yarns Instant Gratification sock yarn in Indian Stone

I am in yarn heaven. Aren't these FANTASTIC?? My crappy digital camera does not do any of these yarns justice. They are all beautiful. The Lime Fire was my prize for knitting the 1000th sock of 2006. I'm speechless. I told Amy that I loved bright colors like orange and green. I love that she combined them. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Again, many thanks to Amie and Amy. I feel very lucky!

For the moment, I am forcing myself to work on my current projects instead of putting any of this yarn on needles yet. YET. I just really want get the current socks I'm working on finished. THEN I can start playing with all this yummy wool.

So, in addition to a mailbox full of yarn, I also received these today:
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And here's what I'm working on:
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(click on the picture for a link to the pattern)

I think these are going to be a little big. But so far, I'm enjoying knitting them. My first toe up, two at the same time, socks.

And I am still working on my argyle.
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I'm really pleased how this is turning out. It's taking me a while. There's been a fair amount of ripping because apparantly, I cannot count. But I'm still impressed with myself. I am actually carrying the yarns in both hands. I am not a fan of throwing with the right hand. I wouldn't mind it so much, but I can't find a comfortable way to keep the tension going. With my left hand, I wrap the yarn around my pinky. But that's not working so well with the right hand. Crazy English knitting!

I actually managed to escape the theatre early tonight. (LONG STORY)
So, now I'm going to get back to knitting!


Blogger Laura said...

I have that same knitpicks sock yarn waiting on me to do something with it.... Bring your books next week! I need ideas! :D

Also, how do you like it? Is it nice to knit with?

10:49 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

Your argyle looks fabulous!

Let me know when you've got a moment for coffee, we'll play!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Goodness! You are such a temptress showing off all of those lovelies! I want the same turquoise/brown you got.

Your argyle sock is so beautiful!

I will miss knit nite next week because I will be out of town - I hope we can get together again soon!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Yarn Coffee said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog and you seem, to me, to be the sock knitting queen. As a new sock knitter (as in I have never knit socks) what would you recommend? I have two colors and was hoping to do a different color heel and toe and the rest in the 2nd color.

3:26 PM  

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