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
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!!!