(peeking over the mountain of yarn) I’m still here, I promise I haven’t gone anywhere. I’ve just been very busy with family stuff. Hubby had a small 4-wheeler accident and I’ve been busy nursing him back to health, knitting, spinning and a little shopping. He’s okay now by the way. So…… you wanna see proof of my progress right?
Here is the first finished Nightshade boot sock:
Cool huh? It striped up a little like Trekking. Next up we have Sockapalooza 4 knitting. After many, many starts and trips to the frog pond and with much frustration I decided to scrap my previous plans and start over for the 2nd time. Now I’m in a much better place, my happy place, ahhhhhh. I’m loving this pattern & yarn combo and it’s loving me right back.
Pattern: Marina Piccola by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy Sockyarn purchased from The Loopy Ewe in the Blue Lagoon colorway.
Needles: 1.5’s for the first 2 rounds of the cuff, 0’s for the remainder of the cuff and 1.5’s for the rest of the sock.
Refreshing, isn’t it? Makes me want to go swimming. 🙂
Now…. for the SWAG!!!!
First off I want to show you my new shoes. I’ve been shopping around for some cute but comfortable shoes that would show off my handknit socks. Hard to find when you don’t really want to shell out a hundred bucks? Nope! Believe it or not I found these babies for only $3.99 at our local Goodwill.
That’s what I call a sweet deal. They’re Doc Martins and they fit like a dream.
Now for the fiber! For the Tour de Fleece I got almost 8 oz of this wool from Deb of Dudleyspinner.com
I’m thinking some knock’em dead knee-highs for fall. I also purchased 8 oz. of this super-yummy Targhee roving from Susan at The Spinning Bunny in the Blueberry Patch colorway. Still debating over what it’s destiny is.
Next up come the yarns. Remember the cabled vest I told you about? Yeah well 16 balls of Elann’s Sierra Aran in Garnet showed up along with the pattern booklet.
Can you say De-lish-ious?
Then I got a larger than normal box from Sheri, containing my Loopy Groupie extras!!! (A wonderful clear vinyl zippered Loopy tote and 2 balls of Regia Heather in a lovely tan. There were also some Loopy Kisses but those are long gone now.) 😉
and my order of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Red Rover and Louet Gems Fingering weight in Pink Panther. This is my first time to try either of these yarns.
Are you tired yet? Hope not, there’s one more!
My very own, long-sought-after hank of Vesper’s Knit & Tonic. Ahhhhhhhh……
A wonderful birthday and I still have some cash left. Think I’m gonna take my hubby out on a date this weekend. 😉