Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Had a half an hour today, so I ran to the park to sit and knit. I now carry 2 projects with me at all times. Yes, it happened, I am knitting two things at once. I am still in shock over this. I have not finished the gloves yet, but I have started these socks. I was not going to do it, but the yarn made me. Honest! Last week I went to my new LYS knitty city on west 79 street for the Mason Dixon book signing. It was a pleasant event, although I was disappointed with the actual book. I heard about it in podcasts, I read about it in their blog, but the book itself had nothing new or exciting. It was nicely presented, and the authors are lovely and amusing women, but…
any way, while I was there, minding my own business, I heard “pssst, pssst” I looked around, no one was looking at me or calling me. It kept going, “pssst, pssst, you in the Noro hat knit out of Diakeito” it had to be me!
It was a sock yarn calling me from the shelf!! Honest! A few fondlings and sqeezes later, I had to take it home!
It is Trekking XXL .
I started knitting with it today and I can’t stop! It is smooth to knit with and the yarn pattern is fun yet subtle. Now I want more colors and more patterns and more and more..... (So much for knitting from stash... I am with you Yarn Bug) well, I had to start some socks. it was all over the web- the pressure to sox it!
I mean- just look at some people's sock yarn stash!!
Disclaimer- you must sit down to view this. I'm not responsible for oooing and ahhhing! (by the way- they are not mine)