Sock Hunter Episode 2: Trajedy Befalls the Mate**
A blog about Dutch Rabbits, Knitting, and Anything else that crosses my mind.
I'm becoming a regular MI visitor. lol I'm headed up to judge another bunny show. If you're in the LaPeer, MI area tomorrow, I'll be at the fairgrounds. :)
First, an FO! I finished my STR sock club socks for the first kit. :)
Can't go represent. Indiana to New York is a little too far to go for this bunny. So I'm a little bummed, but not much. I'm playing with a new little toy.
I have a scale that weighs in grams AND ounces. :) Is it silly that this makes me inordinately happy? I purchased this happy little scale at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. It wasn't the most expensive scale or the least, but it suits my needs. Now that I have my scale, there will be fewer "oh shit, I think I'm going to run out of yarn" moments. (At least, I'm really hoping that's true.) Plus I can tell how much roving I have when I can't remember how much I bought. (oops) Also, I can tell how much roving is left when I'm spinning. Um, I'm a bit too happy.
Look! Over there! It's yarn on the wheel. Are you distracted yet? Good. I'm going to go slip away and play with the bunny (who is 100% better now).
Specs: 5 oz. (146 g), Ile de France x Dorset Cross wool, two-ply, 10wpi (Worsted), approx. 350 yards, spun on the smallest whorl on my Ashford Traveller
This yarn bloomed a lot more than I anticipated which is part of the reason that it came in at a worsted weight. I'm anticipating a bit of change once I finish processing it, but it will likely stay in the light worsted to dk weight.
So this sneaky bunny has been playing with the wheel and working on some secret knitting projects. I'll try to let you all in on the secret soon. :)
Because Bezzie over at Random Meanderings is having a contest to promote cervical cancer awareness. If you've had your annual, pop over to Bezzie's blog, read the contest rules, and enter for a chance to win some scrumptious yarn.
Oh, Great Knitting Goddess, what have I done?
Yarn: Fleece Artist Left-Overs
Pattern: Just a basic toe up sock shortened and with a cuff done on smaller needles
Needles: US 2 birch DPNs for the toe and foot, US 1 1/2 birch DPNs for the cuff
Mods: Well, I made it into a toe sock. lol
I think Mom will like these quite a bit. She loves to wear clogs and toe socks. And, just for ya'll, here's a very blurry action shot.
Mmmmm, Socks. That. Rock. This is the coolest kit. I am so glad that I scraped together the money to join. :) **Jessalu! Don't read any further if you don't want to know what's in the kit!**
The yarn "Monsoon" and the pattern "Inside Out!" are so cool. I can't wait to finish these and wear them all around town. I may even wear them with sandals and shorts just to show them off. LOL (Well, maybe not. I don't really wear shorts. Though I do on occassion wear sandals.)
Oh, and did I mention that I cast on for the first sock?
These are totally not my colors, but I love it none the less. It was so bright and cheerful on a particularly dismal day. I opened it and instantly felt happier. I can't wait to play with the pattern and see how this bright happy yarn knits up. Plus Sundara always does a great job of explaining the inspiration behind her yarn. Don't you just love that picture of the birds of paradise?
I made two separate trips to River Knits. On the first trip I picked up some Dalegarn Baby Ull in blue and beige. I'm thinking of some colorwork gloves or socks. I haven't really decided, but I liked the color combination.
Ah, yes. Threadbear was indeed an excellent day. I purchased the new book from Interweave, Favorite Socks. I also bought some lovely Alpaca With A Twist Baby Twist and Mountain Colors in Sierra (the Sierra is a gift) on sale. In addition I bought 7 skeins of Cascade 220 in the purple heather color that I am intending for a sweater. Quite a nice purchase if I do say so myself. Any ideas on which sweater I should knit?
Sadly my get-together with Kristi and a few other Michigan bloggers was cancelled. Happily, Scrappy is back on his feet, er, diaper and sucking down his college tuition in pricey formula.