Saturday, June 24, 2006

Sock Yarns

I'm into the sock yarns in a big way right now for some reason. Maybe it's because it's summer time and hot as blazes and these babies don't make me hotter while knitting them, or maybe it's just because there are so many fabulous sock yarns out there to choose from. I must confess that I'm not doing my yarn stash any justice because I bought 2 skeins of new sock yarn which I needed like a hole in the head but what can I say.....only fellow knitters can empathize. The yarn pictured above is from Fleece Artist and it's a merino sock yarn which is so lovely to fondle that I know it will make comfy socks. I think the colors will be pretty neat as the sock starts to take shape.

Here is the other skein which is alot like the Opal "Owl" colors and since I love those colors I figured I couldn't go wrong with this especially since I got it on sale! Yes, there's a sale on certain Regia sock yarn and Opal as well here. The sale price is good and since one skein of each makes a pair of socks, it's a win win situation!

I wound up sending the Opal "Owl" sock to the frog pond because there was something odd going on with the cast on edge which I kept fiddling with and knew I wouldn't be happy in the end, so I ripped it out and will begin anew. As soon as there is enough progress to report on, I'll post some pics.

Other than that, it's a birthday today for someone I love very oldest son! So, "drum roll please"...........

Happy Birthday, J. and many more xoxoxo

Of course, my kids think I'm going crazy with a knitting blog but since they don't knit, they don't understand. Now, if we were talking golf or basketball, that would be another matter, I'm sure. I always ask them if they've checked out my blog and they give me that look that says, "are you serious". The only exception is my darling daughter who checks it out from time to time and only has nice things to say! I guess it's a girl versus boy thing, who knows.

So, I will bid you adieu for now and until next time, dear knitters (sons and daughters too), be happy, be safe, and knit on!


Sharon said...

Lovely sock yarns and knitting. Your updates haven't shown up in my Bloglines for some reason :( so I have missed a couple of your posts.

Best to frog when you are not happy, I do it all the time. I can't work on anything that I am not 100% happy with.

Happy birthday to J, it is my 'babys' birthday next Sunday.

Now as for the button, I have about 5 or 6 to add to my sidebar, but I just haven't got around to doing it. I promise I will!!!

Sharon said...

Laura I have updated my sidebar, complete with buttons;)

JennyRaye said...

Thanks for the congrats and compliments on my shawl and fair win! I still can't believe it!