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Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday - FRIDAY!

So glad it's Friday! Even if I do have a lot to do this weekend...

I have finished a few mini socks in preparation for Sock Summit - more will be forthcoming. May I just say that I really prefer the ones I'm knitting in Socks That Rock?
I have some other colorways...must pull the leftovers out!

Then, I wanted to share only the second yarn purchase I've made this year...(the first was at Sedalia) - and this is a SPOILER ALERT if you're in the Art Walk Sock Club:
Don't scroll down any further if you haven't gotten your June selection and you don't want to SEE it...

You've been warned:
The Magnolia Flower by Martin Heade.

When I took it out of the mailer, I was stunned by the saturated colors Roxie used (again and as usual, she does amazing stuff!)...

But then? I thought, hmmm...I think I've seen something similar:
and sure enough? I pulled out of stash last August's edition of the club: Zen Peonies! (June 09 is on the left, August 08 is on the right) Look at them! They're so similar...the greens in last year's are a little lighter but the reds? They're spot-on...

These two skeins are now housed together in the same plastic bag. I'm debating. I think there's enough to make a smallish shawl (if I alternate the skeins every other row)...Of course, I could just do something entirely different - perhaps a Chevron Scarf (and maybe find a light/lime green to alternate? And then perhaps (because there is a lot of yarn) mitts and a hat? My ideas are percolating...

Hmm...I wonder if there's a poinsettia motif lace shawl? Ravelry here I come! (Wouldn't that be nice for a holiday shawl?)

Oh...and now I can't buy anymore anything anywhere until Sock Summit - oh...well, of course, groceries and necessities - and then there's the Sock Summit Swag...but other than that?



Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

They're gorgeous! I adore those colors together :) And I'd completely forgotten about SS Swag - must check that out at some point. But first -- today's the day to go knit in public!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

the june selection is -gorgeous-. roxanne is a genius! (it is roxanne's yarn right? i'm not having a brain fart?)

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Beautiful yarn! And now you have two skeins. If there isn't a poinsettia themed shawl, you should design one.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

They are both absolutely beautiful! I just started Ulmus, which would be a possibility for them together.

7:22 PM  

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