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.

10 comments:

Liz K. said...

Didn't Farrah Fawcett have ass cancer?

Veronik said...

The feeling's mutual, Carol. And don't worry about the accent - I prefer to go w/o online rather than see some browsers mangling my name...

Mel said...

Accent aigu is rendered in html thusly: "&[vowel]acute;", where [vowel] is replaced with the vowel above which the accent is to appear. Pretty much any browser should be able to render it, since it's standard html. E-mail programs, maybe not so much.

Bridget said...

Gee, I thought *your* blog post would be about seeing me on Saturday ... I guess we're even now. ;-)

Ruinwen said...

Lovely sock even with the pooling.

I love your green yarn too. That will make beautiful socks!

Ruinwen
:)

mindy said...

Ummm, that was only one sock, wasn't it... (it is a very lovely sock)

Kathy said...

I know what's in the box--several copies each of Naughty Knits and Domiknitrix!
Because you need to knit cozies for your vibrators and the ubiquitous black pillow with the red star.

Carrie said...

Urm.. I can't beat the last comment, but I like the pooling on your sock. I'll check out the sock book, too, since I'm a bonafide sock head. =)

Carol said...

I lasted a day. Just got off the phone with Rosie's and ordered some Reynold's and Stepping Out. Thanks for the suggestion! [I told them to give you a commission but don't think they went for it!]

Rabbitch said...

I would also like to go on record here as stating that I have no knowledge, first-hand or otherwise, of Carol's ass and the cancerous or non-cancerous condition of same.

Honestly, you're trashing my reputation here, woman!