Saturday, May 10, 2008


I have been negligent in blogging these past few months. There have been a few posts here and there but nothing regular (not that I was a 'regular' blogger to begin with). I'm going to try to post at least once a week. But, I digress.

This post is about Socks!

Last Saturday, I attended the MD Sheep & Wool Festival. This year, I attended with my friend Connie (Ravelry link). Our first stop of the day was at The Fold's booth for some Socks That Rock. I picked up 5 skeins!!

MD Sheep & Wool sock yarn 2008
From left to right: Dutch Canyon (mediumweight), Kaw Kaw (mediumweight), Eggplanted (mediumweight), Knitters Without Borders (lightweight), and Jewel of the Nile (mediumweight)

And as if that wasn't enough, I placed an order with Blue Moon for more Socks That Rock this week. Yay! for stash enhancement!

I currently have two pair of socks on the needles. For several months I was very good and only had 1 pair of socks on the needles at a time, not any more.

Here are some WIP shots.

Yarn - Socks That Rock mediumweight in Calico
Pattern - Swirly O Socks from The Knitter's Book of Yarn
Notes - This has been an easy (and quick) pattern. I love how the yarn is playing with the pattern. I usually tend to knit with more colorful yarns than this one, so it's been a nice change to work with something a little less bold.

Yarn - Socks That Rock (again) lightweight in Lenore (one of the 2007 Rockin' Sock Club colorways)
Pattern - Celebrations Socks from the Sockamania KAL
Notes - I picked Lenore because it was the exact color opposite of Calico. I don't have much done yet, but I'm hoping for an elegant looking sock. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the Ravens series. I like to work with color and the thought of working with all that black all the time just seemed kind of depressing to me. But after working with this colorway for a little bit, I can certainly see the appeal.

Up next - spinning fiber bought at MD Sheep & Wool and handspun yarns