Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The crazy middle-age woman's equivalent of.....

storing up nuts for the winter is buying sock yarn! I have been busy busy busy ordering sock yarn in the last 2 weeks. I'm not sure what has possessed me but I HAD to have more sock yarn (at this time, we will not speak of the 5 plastic containers of yarn in the storage room- they're the smallish sized containers and silence is golden) I ordered online from several places and then there was bargains on ebay and new stuff at Michaels, temptation at every turn and as Mae West said "I can resist anything but temptation."

This first skein is a Heritage 150 Paints by Cascade - such pretty colors, reminds me of the ocean.

And then these two skeins were bargains from ebay - Araucania. I've already wound the top skein and it is almost a finished shawl - hopefully it will be done by tomorrow and I'll take pictures. I don't have any clear plans for the purpley skein but I'm sure something will come to me.

And then there are these two balls of Opal sock yarn. I love Opal when the patterns makes thick and thin stripes and the repeat is really long. I may already have a pair of socks just like the right hand ball but that's okay, I found a cool stripey scarf pattern on Ravelry that it would be great for.

And then there is this Regia Galaxy Saturn. I've been wanting to try this line out. I'm hoping for a cool spaced dyed circly effect. Additionally my friend Cathy shared some cool hand dyed sock yarn she got off of etsy last week and we are planning another order because I NEED several of these gorgeous colorway.

But I have been productive too. This is my Holden shawlette.

The yarn is Pagewood Farms Denali in the Prism colorway. This was birthday present yarn from Cathy and Stephie - thank you guys! It is yummy.

The 8 hours it took me to do that picot bindoff was totally worth it. I love the lacy effect for the edging.

And this was started just about a week ago - another 22.5 Degree Shawlette. This is the fourth one of these I've done and I know I will do it again. Sooooo easy!

This yarn is some new stuff from Micheals called Loops & Threads. I think it is their brand. Very nice, the 10% cashmere makes it very soft and drapey.

I did the scalloped edging in some Knitpicks yarn that I hand dyed last summer. It was a great match.

So I am one very happy squirrel - strike that- crazy middle age woman surrounded by squishy woolly goodness. I could be happy staying home for weeks - too bad others in this house expect more from me than knitted accessories!

Happy stitching -
carol fun


  1. Great goodies! I love the colors in all of them! Those shawlettes look so warm and toasty!

  2. You crack me up - love the nuts you're storing up - and the Mae West quote! Such pretty knitting you've been doing!


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