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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Socks? Who, Me?

It must be the touch of autumn in the air...But I'm feeling as if there's been something sorely lacking (besides time to knit in general) recently. It suddenly hit me tonight - SOCKS! I have no socks OTN! Well, I had to rectify that (and it was almost midnight at the time, so it's really Sunday now...)

Here is the hand-dyed yarn from Chris in purple, wine and fushia. I decided to try winding again on the nostepinne that Shelly's husband made for me (in cocobolo wood). I think the ball looks fine, tho' it surely takes more time than using a ball winder and swift. I still like the results.

Those are size 1 dpns. I'll cast on tomorrow for Wendy's generic toe-up sock pattern, and use my favorite design of hers - Feather & Fan - because this yarn deserves something special...Chris, it's just scrumptious, and I love this yarn!

12 Comments:

Blogger Opal said...

Beautiful yarn and beautiful nostepinne! I see beautiful socks in your future!

3:36 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Beautiful yarn and the nostepinne is pure art. Size 1???? Yikes! Size 3 or 4 give my hands enough trouble. I have a large ball of denim blue with a few variations that I should get cast on, but I need to finish the fun fur hats first as Barn Days is fast approaching. {{{HUGS}}}

8:12 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Check out Monkeys on Knitty.com. That also a great sock pattern!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Jenny Raye said...

What a great color yarn! It'll make some beautimous socks. I'm in the home stretch in my most recent pair.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Unless it's some big honking ball of laceweight I always use my noste to wind my skeins...I love feeling the yarn in my hands and it helps weeding out knots and wonky spots. I find with my noste, with some practice, I can make those flat little cakes just as well as my ball winder!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Knitcrazy said...

The yarn sure does look pretty on that beautiful wooden nostepinne!!!

Penny

http://pennyknits.blogspot.com/

6:51 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beautiful yarn! That will make some wonderful socks. Doesn't it add an extra dimension when you use finely made and aesthetically pleasing tools?!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Yep, you need socks on needles all the time!!! So how can I get Shelly's husband to make me a nostepinde? I checked her blog but didn't see anything.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

That sock yarn is just georgous! I can't wait to see the beautiful socks it makes up! And such a lovely nostepinne! :)

1:48 PM  
Blogger kat said...

oh such beautiful deep colors

6:04 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Ooh, pretty yarn! I have been on a sock yarn buying kick lately and I have to stop! The nostepinne is beautiful!!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

That yarn is gorgeous! Your feet will be stylin' in socks from that yarn.

7:46 PM  

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