I've really been a bad, bad blogger lately, and I'm going to try hard to remedy that. Promise. So how about I share with you a few things I'm working on? I'll begin with the two pairs of socks I'm working on for me. The first is a pair of black socks in Knitpicks Stroll for the symphony. I almost always wear black slacks to concerts, and I do not have a single pair of black socks. So that's the first project, and no, I don't have a photo because, well, because they're BLACK. What's there to see?
So the second project is this pair of socks in Regia Design Line by Arne and Carlos. The colorway is Fall Night, and that orange? Well I almost walked away from it, but my friend, Annette, who manages Mosaic, was knitting it and I just couldn't take my eyes off it. I kept thinking - change is good, you need to spice things up a bit...so even tho' I had the lavender and pink colorway on the table in front of me, so I got this one and set it beside, too, and I could only get one...and well...
You can see what I have on the needles. Shaking things up - it's a Good Thing (to quote a famous person).
I'd already mentioned buying the Zoom Loom, and so you can see I've been adding to my fiber library, right? Those two magazines are the ones that pushed me into weaving. I had finally gotten all of my Piecework Magazines loaded to Ravelry one snowy day when I had a bit of free time. And suddenly noticed that this issue was missing. I looked it up, to see why I hadn't bought it. And realize it was because of the weaving. I located a copy of it, and in the process learned of the Handwoven issue with a pattern for a bag using Weave-it squares (the precursor of the Zoom Loom).
And then I had to add these two books, of course:
So this weekend I decided I wanted to work on something a bit different than the worsted tweed I shared with you last (and I have several skeins of that on the way here so I can do a throw in these squares). So I picked up a partially used skein of sock yarn, Berroco Sox Metallic to be exact:
And I've fallen head over heels for the drape of this fabric it creates. I have another skein on the way, and this will grow up to be a vest to wear over a chemise, or possibly a turtleneck in the winter. I love the way the sock yarn plaids in varying arrangements, don't you?
So, I'm back. Let's see if I can stay awhile?
OH! And one more thing: Last weekend we did a show in Williamsburg VA - History Unwound. If you get a chance to go next year? I think it's probably worth your time. They had great instructors...(all of them Rock Stars in the fiber world). And one of them stopped by my booth for a chat and photo shoot:
Did I say Rock Star? Yup!