going down to the shore when it’s chilly and grey is quite conducive to knitting. between hanging out, eating some great food, and walking the boards I finished the two socks I started. a mis-matched pair, but it’s still a pair! both socks fit great, so much so that I’m still wearing them right now.
the jays were knit toe-up on 2mm needles with a turkish cast on and a short row heel. I’ll admit that I wish I had knit the heel flap from the pattern, I remember how comfortable it was, but this way did the trick and it was pretty speedy. with the madder ribbed sock, I went with 2.25 mm needles and shorted the toes in the pattern by started it later and removing a lot of the knit-even rows. I like how they are a lot less pointy than in the pattern. I would say that now I’ll start the second socks, but I know I’d just be lying, especially when I got this in the mail today:
some sock candy in kiwi. I had a mini swap with renata, who had read me wondering of this yarn’s existence. apparently her lys carries it and she was cool enough to pick up two skeins for me (along with some str heavyweight) so I can finally try it out. unfortch, the good people of blue moon fail to tell me what the gauge is. fun times swatching are up ahead for me. I’ll try to give some first impressions tomorrow, so far…it’s squishy.
monday give–away in the extended entry.
I have a few more things to give away this week, hope people aren’t getting bored of fabrics! I’m sure I’ll move on to other things pretty soon. Oh, can anyone that received the first week’s give-away let me know? I’ve only heard back from one person so far. Last week’s giveaway hasn’t been mailed out yet….sorry!
the rules are here
TAKEN!! I’m not sure how this ended up in my stash, the reason escapes me. It’s a blue-grey cotton fabric.
TAKEN!! I bet I was going to make a skirt with this one, so I’m sure there’s a couple of yards here. The cool part about it is that within the pink there are little silver stars that actually glitter.
these are from my handbag phase. this is going to be more of a potluck of ribbons, I have a few more than shown so if you are interested in some of these leave a comment and I’ll send a random ribbon or two. 3-5 yds of each kind.
TAKEN!! this must have been a test yarn I dyed, it’s the only reason that it wouldn’t be with its little mates. 130-140 yds of hand dyed bamboo.