Friday, March 2, 2018

Some fiber for Friday...

Well this is a rare occurrence... a post on Friday and it is filled with fiber-y goodness...yarn that is... as you can probably tell from my meager postings I haven't been knitting a lot ...I've been cross stitching...but I did finally finish two pairs of socks.

First is this pair... the yarn is an old is Antonia and it was a hand-dyed from Opal...the only time I've seen a collection like that. I bought 4 or 5 skeins and they flashed and pooled...some better than others. I LOVE yarns that pool this skein is pretty typical of what  I've seen before...the first sock (the one on the right)  pooled ...  the second sock  (the one on the left) striped...

Second finish is a scrappy  Frankensock... bits and bobs of assorted Opal yarns... I'm particularly happy with the green cuffs/heels/ toes...

And since I finished two pairs of socks, and that freed up two sets of needles, I did the only thing I could do and  started two more pairs of socks... this may be why I rarely have an empty 2.75mm circular needle and to fix that problem I just buy another set... hey when you are gonna dig a hole, dig a deep one...LOL

So both  of my new projects use those adorable mini-skeins from my Opal Advent calendars...the first sock is dark and dramatic (ohhh...I love alliteration ...LOL)...

And  the second sock is  soft and Spring-y....(yeah, I've gone over the edge)

I'm knitting both of these in big chunks of one skein and then the other. It is always interesting  to see what patterns and stripes emerge  with Opal yarns...keeps me  interested.

And a little new yarn snuck in through the mail slot...and it might be the last skein to do that....(No I'm not going to stop buying yarn but the mail slot  into the house will be sealed off when I get the porch enclosed with new windows, and a  storm door, and installation is scheduled the in  about 10 days).   

This yarn is from an indie dyer I saw on Instagram... The Sheepyshire ... which you can  find here.  The colorful skein caught my eye and then I saw the name...Rusty Fender...well I had to have reminds me of my brother, the car nut, and lover of old rusty stuff... and the speckly sparkly one called Rainbow Sprinkles  jumped into the envelope for  the trip...safer to travel in pairs, right???
Not sure what I'll knit with them...probably shawls...need to ponder patterns...(oh no more alliteration)

So today is a beautifully sunny day and  tomorrow is forecast the same...which is very very good. Tomorrow is the memorial/classic car cruise in/party celebrating my brother's life. It will be a bittersweet day filled with tears and laughter.   We  are putting out a  spread with all his favorite foods.. a Chinese buffet,  some sushi, deviled eggs, peanut brittle and Killian's beer...quite eclectic...but just his style.

Hold those you care about close to you and let them know you love them...

happy knitting-
carol fun


  1. I love your socks!! I will be thinking of you tomorrow and I hope the day goes just as you would like it to.

  2. Sounds like a fun and meaningful day. So glad you will have sunshine for the memorial festivities.

  3. I'm glad you'll be having good weather for your brother's memorial. Your socks are always such fun!!!

  4. Great socks! I'm thinking about attempting my first pair this year. I'm working on my second fingering weight shawl currently. :)

  5. CAROL those greeen toed socks are so AWESOME! I love that so much!

  6. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !



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