Monday, July 28, 2008

Sock yarn

I could seriously get addicted to it. After making all those EZ BSJ now I see interesting patterns for making blankets. The barn Raising quilt and mitered square everything. Then socks of course. But also those bears for the mother bear project and I've got shawls on the brain too.

Why oh why does sock yarn have to be so expensive????

What are the cheaper alternatives? TLC, Caron, magic stripe. Well Lion Brand did put out that new sock ease. Gotta keep an eye on those sales.

Now Malabrigo has a sock weight yarn!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

ribbit ribbit

Had to frog Thorpe hat. It was waaaaaaaaaaay too huge. It came down past my nose. Sigh. I guess I need to go up a needle size (and I think I did one too many increase rounds). I'm also kinda distracted by my lace yarn. I found a great lace KAL group on Ravelry and they have some great ideas. OY! I'm in a knitting quandary! re-knit the Thorpe hat? Start on some lace? Finish one of the two sweaters I'm "working" on? Rip out the Goodwill sweater find (100% white wool cable sweater. $6) and kool aid dye it? Work on my mitered square blanket? column of leaves scarf? Socks from the new ball of sock-ease I got a fabric depot? Decisions decisions..........

Friday, July 4, 2008

Next project

Thorpe from this website

My mum bought this yarn at a craft fair in the Adirondacks and sent it to me. So now I’m making a hat for her with it. I have no idea what it is made of or how many yards or weight or anything. She just said she got it at a craft fair in the Adirondacks. It is most likely some kind of handspun, worsted weight wool.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

nother EZ BSJ

This one is for my friend/co-worker Brian in AV. I brought to him to day and he was SOOOOOoooo happy!!! He said "the wife will probably cry" though he ooked like he was going to cry. I think the whole I'm-going-to-be-a-dad thing is finally sinking in. Anyway, I felt good making someone happy today.