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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Finally! A Sock FO!

Even tho' it's only three days late, it feels like a lot longer. Remind me not to use size 0 needles on socks anymore? I've put them away, but that doesn't mean I won't pull them out again. But oh my poor hands.
Still, the May Personal Sock Club Socks are done...
And I was able to match up the stripes pretty easily...yes, I'm odd that way, I do like the stripes to match, if I've got real stripey yarn.

Details on my Ravelry page.

Then I have to admit that I didn't open one of my "bags" for the Personal Sock Club. I decided that this month I was going to pull something else from stash and make up this lovely cabled sock pattern Double Bubble. I discovered it when I went to look at (and purchase) her Shawl That Jazz. Jocelyn and I are considering working on the shawl this summer as our travel knitting (I know she'll get it done, as she'd doing a lot more traveling that I am!).

Anyway, I digress...(as usual)
I pulled out this gorgeous skein of Zen Yarn Garden colorway, Discarded Roses, from the Art Walk Sock Yarn Club from February 2008. I've loved it since it arrived and couldn't decide just what to do with it. When I saw the sock pattern, I knew it would be a very nice choice for it. So, I broke my rules for the Personal Sock Club. I opened a bag, and pulled out yarn that was perfectly nice, but unfortunately, the same basic weight as the Regia I just finished. And my hands said, "no way, we deserve something smooshy and squishy, and soft and merino."

My hands won out.

This evening, I ran to the mall to pick up the small carry on luggage I ordered (at 50% off!) from Jacques Penney, and then to B&N to pick up this:
It's the Barbara Walker book I've been holding on my wish list forever. I can justify it, because I'm taking it to Sock Summit for her autograph.

(okay, it's a stretch, but it's coming out of the funds I've been saving for the trip - as does the carry on)

Earlier, I was able to capture The Meezer in one of her playful moods...

She was stretching to catch the camera cord and she won!

But now? She's sitting behind me in the chair. Anyone would think the temperature was in the 40s or something, she snuggles even in this heat?

(Yes, almost 90 again today, and we had strong thunderstorms earlier)

Anyway...I am hoping to find something other than socks to knit here soon. Preferably without spending any money on new yarn!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the roses yarn, and its name.

Your completed socks are perfecto. Congratulations!

Isn't it exciting to see each step of your preparations for Sock Summit in place?

11:29 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

What gorgeous socks Sallee! Love the colors.

I am working on a pair on 2.25MM needles and that's quite enough of a challenge for me, thank you!!! LOL.

Hugs to you and the kitties, G

1:22 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I noticed that pattern when I bought Shawl That Jazz, too -- and that yarn is perfect for it! I think you're completely justified in picking a yarn your hands will love, and after all, it's still socks, and still knitting from stash :) I can't wait to see them!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

What fun new socks! I have always loved it that BW, such a goddess in the fiber world, also spent a lot of energy and devoted her great writing talent to studying the Goddess as well!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beautiful matching stripes. Rest those hands so they will serve you well and long. :)

12:57 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

oh i admire you for knitting socks on size 0's. way to go, sallee!

2:37 AM  

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