Today was an absolutely perfect for the Sheep and Wool Festival. It was sunny and warm, but not too hot. The Tolland Agricultural Center was full of vendors, people, and of course sheep!
Monthly Archives: April 2010
I’m sure everyone was really worried when I recently wrote that I was almost out of sock yarn. I know I was. But then something happened. I was about to pull out the yarn to make a cute little cotton cardigan and underneath was my leftover blue Dream in Color Smooshy. I stared at it for moment, and thought, “That ball is so full you can hardly tell I already made a pair of socks from it, there has to be someway for me to get another pair of socks out of that.” Then I remembered my leftover pink Piece of Vermont yarn, had a sudden uncontrollable need for pink and blue stripe socks, and cast on.
At last, there it is. A full week’s worth of hand knit socks to keep my feet cozy and comfy. This long awaited moment arrives thanks to the completion of these lovelies:
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Carrick
Mods: Did a slip stitch heel rather than plain stockinette, Added a repeat of lace to the cuff
This was my first time knitting a Cookie A pattern, and I can see why this pattern at least is so popular. The lace pattern was simple and addictive, and the directions were clear and easy. I had the lace memorized after the first repeat, and throughly enjoyed knitting it. I also liked working with the Adorn sock yarn. It wasn’t splitty, didn’t bleed, and was nice and soft, overall a very nice yarn. The other nice thing about this sock is that it fills a gap in my sock wardrobe. I didn’t have any lacey spring/summer socks but now that I have these I’m sure they’ll be getting lots of wear. Plus they match my favorite blue shoes 🙂
PS- it is really hard to take a decent picture of your own feet while standing up.
I’m sure by now everyone has seen the new spring/summer Twist Collective, but I just took a few minutes to look through. It is lovely as always. I have to confess I’ve never actually made anything or bought a Twist pattern, I just love to look at them. Twist Collective always seems to bring together such a great collection of designers for each issue, each issue I am sorely tempted to cast on one of the beautiful designs.
I am especially enarmored with Azami and Cecchetti in this issue.
I know summer is approaching and these are both long sleeved so they are not particularly practical but I’m having a really hard time not going to Webs and buying a bunch of their bright pink Southwick to cast on for my own Azami just like the one pictured ASAP.
Oh and let’s not forget the socks. I have a serious sock addiction and it pleased me to no end to see they had a whole section devoted to socks. My favorite is Sweetgrass.
This sock could very well be in my future except that I’m almost out of sock yarn. I only have one skein left and I had a different pattern in mind for it. I may have to end yarn moratorium soon as not having any sock yarn is a serious problem that can not be allowed.