Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Confession of a closet sockie

Ok, so I have to confess, I do have my share of sock yarn, even though I did not really consider myself a sockie. I guess now I have been bitten by the bug. And I do have plans for much of it. Some for socks and some for hats and scarves and gloves. There is lots of inspiration out there. Here is a page of socks to give ya’ some. I found it on Anna’s blog, and even though I do not read Swedish (a great handicap in blogland), I know a hot link when I see one, and I follow!
I really want to make these socks. There is a Koigu in my stash just begging to be Diana's socks! who reads German and can send a translation? Thanks! Danke!

But some yarn is just too wonderful to knit. Don’t you have yarn like that? Yesterday I received my first order of Sundara Yarn. It came so quickly!! I read about it, and drooled, all over blog land. And its true! It is too gorgeous to knit! You be the judge:
You want me to get a bit closer? ok, but go wash your hands first!












Closer still? well, all right.

And I am just going to let it sit by my computer and smile at it when the going gets tough...

I am making progress on my second Florida colors sock AND, true to my new philosophy of no more one project monogamy, I have started the reversible hat. The outside is Sock It to Me Collection-puzzle from ellan. The inside will be alpaca and silk. Yummm!!!
You cast on from a crochet chain and later take out the chain, PU stitches and knit the hat again from same cast on stitches. I am a bit nervous about pulling the chain, but I think it will be nice and warm!!

10 comments:

Annelie said...

Oh, thou great yarn angel, I, simple woman hope some of thou greatness reflects on me....
Hope to find some exclusive goodies when I'm going to London in May. I might have regain a new, generous budget then.

aija said...

That is some serious yarn pr0n! :)

Mary, Mary... said...

Look at you. You've gone from being a responsible, level headed one-project kinda gal to a multi-wip sock slut. You're getting a reputation, young lady. And this kind of behavior can only lead to...lace!

Annie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those trekking socks. Very Hila. Now I want some. ;-)

Alice said...

Just looked at the Anna's blog link. Wow! Those socks! The rosebuds and flounces and weird wormy things.....Brilliant! (Still can't open the photo's-tried everything, have to admit defeat......!)

Anna said...

Hi there! I know the desperate feeling of wanting to make socks you don´t have the pattern to. I couldn´t find a mailaddress for you. If you mail me I´ll give you the translation from her sockpage.

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, you have some yummy yarn!

I've just barely cast on for the Fetzensocken, but am not at the pattern yet. I'm using Regia uni-colored, we'll see how it goes. Good luck with the Koigu.

Mary said...

Love the Sundara yarn - such beautiful colours.

Rain said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, the yarn for the clapotis is 4ply which I think is the same as sport weight in the US.

You're right about your yarn, it looks too lovely to knit with.

allisonmariecat said...

Thanks for stopping by! It's hard to say how long the Heavenly Stole took because I kept knitting a bit and then abandoning it. It's been months, but once I committed to it, it took less than a week :)

I'm just on my first sock ever (Jaywalker in Lorna's Laces), and I'm already developing an unhealthy obsession with sock yarn. Your link to Sundara didn't help :)