Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adding more fiber to my life....

not oatmeal..... wool!! LOL Last week quite a bit of new fiber came into my life.

Isn't is colorful? First there was this ball of Kauni deep pink, purple and green on the outside, aqua deep inside. And from my friend Lois is Nebraska, a gorgeous skein of Klose Knit Boutique Fiber Fetish. I love the colors in this skein! Thanks Lois!

...and then two more balls of Opal. I LOVE Opal sock yarn. I picked up these two at a local yarn shop. I want to play with them next month in Socktoberfest. Judy L. has a post here about using Opal yarn since opal is the birthstone of October. While this logic may seem a bit fuzzy to some, it makes perfect sense to me so I was on the hunt for some new Opal yarn. (Never mind that this hunt could have been staged in my storage room, as there are about 8 or 10 or 12 more balls of Opal in there somewhere.)

... and then there are these 3 skeins of Opal Antonia Hand-dyes. You can see them here in the sale section of Simply Socks -look on pages 3 and 4.

I've never knit this type of Opal before but I'm hoping that the colors will pool. While other knitters complain when that happens with hand-dyed yarns, I love that effect! These were a steal at $10 a skein (that the story I'm telling myself - more fuzzy logic - LOL!)

So with all the gorgeous colorful fiber sitting in my house what is on my needles?? Well this....

another pair of plain black socks for my son. The first pair took way longer to finish than I anticipated as every time I needed to try them on his foot he wasn't available. He's worn that first pair several times and loves them - so I am now a victim of my own success. I knit the first pair with some inexpensive yarn from Joanns. I'm not sure how it will hold up to repeated washings and wearings. So this pair I'm using Cascade Heritage. I have to set goals for myself to knit these. I gave myself a couple of days to do the 2 X 2 ribbed leg, and then I committed to doing the heel flap one evening while watching baseball (go Cincinnati Reds!) and then last night I did the heel turn, the gusset and I'm working on the foot. Yippee!! I want to finish this sock before the end of the week and then I'll reward myself with knitting something colorful. (Yes even more fuzzy logic.)

Happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. It has been recommended to increase our fiber intake. Lovely colors.

  2. Great yarns! The colors are so pretty!

  3. I love your take on increased fiber intake! Can't wait to see what you make out of all those bundles of yarn.

  4. Hi Carol--
    oh what delightful colors of fiber--
    they say that the darker the fiber-
    the more nutritious it is for you!!!!
    SO have fun enjoying this new lot of fiber!!!!
    Hugs,Di and miss gracie

  5. Thanks for the photos of the yarn porn!

    Love the sock...and I love how you reward yourself as you do the boring parts.

    Wishing you a lovely day....new story up on the Stitchy blog today....

    Blessings always

  6. Oohhhh.....love seeing all of the colors together. I think my favorite is the Kauni with the purple + green. And did you say there is aqua in the middle?


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