Friday, August 15, 2014

A finish, a start, a WIP and a "little" bit of new yarn

Well, it has been a semi-productive week around here. After being a no show on Monday,  Tom, my contractor, was here Tuesday AND Wednesday and got several projects completed. I actually think I've run out of things I want him to do... for now. I have one more BIG project in the back of my mind but that won't be till next year. Having him in and out of the house, had me knitting as it was easy to pick up and put down and here's what I have to show for my time.

A finished pair of socks. I'm not sure why I picked this pair to work...oh wait...I do know why I picked up this pair instead of those lovely turquoise ones I'm so entranced with. It is because the yarn for the second sock for this pair was sitting in a basket by my chair, and the second skein for the turquoise sock was waaaaay downstairs in the storage room (a bit of an over dramatization as this is a little house) and I was too lazy to walk downstairs and release it from its storage bin. I have no clue what yarn this is. I did a K3, P1 for the leg and for some reason I tried to match the stripes. I NEVER match stripes and this pair reminded why I don't. Things were going okay until I got to the heel and pink part seemed a bit longer in the 2nd sock than in the first. I finagled and fudged and then just gave in kept knitting. I won't be trying to match stripes again.

And I finish always calls for another start. Again I should have hauled my butt downstairs and gotten the turquoise DROPS yarn, but if I had gone downstairs I would have been sucked into a conversation with Tom and any work downstairs would have stopped. I love my contractor, he is a great guy but he isn't able to talk and work at the same time. Instead there was this skein of Opal Schafpate 5 colorway 7251 perched on the top of my yarn basket and I cast it on.

You don't see a lot of yarn with peach tones and that lavendar-y blue with the bit of olive are very pretty. Plain vanilla sock, you can see the yarn here.

I watched a couple of disappointing baseball games this week, my beloved Cincinnati Reds versus the Boston Red Socks - and I was happy to have accomplished something on my Pamuya shawl as the Reds didn't accomplish much at all. I've knit about 3 more inches and I'm almost done with the first skein of the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. I'm not sure how big this is going to be as it is a slow knit for me and at this moment I can't locate the second skein I bought...I think this may be a sign.

And then a teeny tiny "little" bit of yarn landed on my front porch. I was a bit surprised as I don't have a clear memory of placing this order. I'm thinking that I loaded up my virtual shopping cart and when I got up from my laptop that was sitting next to Big Dude to go to the bathroom, he rolled over and hit submit. A plausible series of events... right???

Anyway I now have a lovely stash of solid sock yarn... 13 skeins of DROPS Fabel, you can see it here. This is nice yarn for a nice price - $4 a skein. I want to make more scrappy socks and most of my left over yarns are variegated or stripey and I think the solids will mix nicely with them.

So much yarn, so little time... but so MUCH fun!
happy knitting-
carol fun


  1. I love the hot pink!! Your shawl is going to be gorgeous and plausible?? Hmmmm!! :-))

  2. I love the way the socks striped and match!!

  3. What? Now your dog is ordering yarn? Quite a variation of, "the dog ate my homework!" Love all the projects!

  4. New yarn!! And you've had me googling Drops now!! haha. I can blame you if any gets ordered :)

  5. All the yarns!!!

    Opal is starting to call to me more loudly than noro.


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