Monday, March 05, 2007
What's in the box?
Photos of the contents next post.
I have a finished object to display, which I think of as The Great Pooling Sock:
It's BBF superwash merino, in a skein that ran amok, and although it is pooling dreadfully -- and since this was my mindless knitting, I was too lazy to try to counteract the pooling tendencies -- I really like the colors in it. The base yarn is a delight to knit with. I used US #2s and got around 7 sts to the inch. Please note that I really do actually knit things, and oftentimes the things I knit are even pleasant to look at; but most of what I'm working on now must be kept under wraps 'til next spring.
While at my Rosie's shift Saturday, I was immediately drawn to this:
This is Soft Sea Wool, a new 100% wool fingering-weight yarn by Reynolds. I grabbed the olive color, thinking Tom might want a pair of socks out of it. It looks quite appealing in the skein and best of all, Reynolds has a booklet called "Stepping Out" with a bunch of cute sock patterns in it by Veronik Avery and Mona Schmidt. Anybody who reads this blog regularly knows I have a huge platonic crush on Veronik [sorry, V., I can't figure out accent aigu in html) and love her designs; and Mona regularly has lovely sock patterns featured in Interweave and other fine publications. If you're a sockhead, you'll want to take a look at this booklet. (In fact, Rosie's has the booklet and the wool in stock; hit this link.)
I'm hoping to produce some more meaty blog posts soon, but I'm having a bizarro Lyme relapse and the fatigue is killing me. So bear with me. But hey, at least I don't have ass cancer, right, Rabbitch?*
*Um, I've been instructed by my libel attorney to clarify that Rabbitch does NOT have ass cancer. That I know of.