An afternoon with no rain, Flickr playing well with others, and some mail that piled up makes for a yarn-crawlish post. Grab a cuppa’ (it’s chilly here), your favorite snack, and settle in!
We’ll start with the long-neglected last Loopy Sock Club package that arrived a couple of weeks ago. This is the last of this season’s sock club, but it’s also my last after two years in the club. To the best of my recollection, I’ve not knitted with the first yarn from ANY of the packages, so there’s little point in putting my name in for the lottery for next year. I’ve gifted some of the yarn, sold one offering, and I really do like some of it, but…
The yarn is a rich color that reminds me of the fur-girls. It’s Numa Numa’s The Usual in Red Bartlett Pear. I’m thinking that eventually I will knit these socks with this yarn, but once it swims into my stash, who knows?!
Then there’s my first Creatively Dyed Sock Club kit! This is a sneak peek at a new technique Dianne is doing. I’m quite certain this “Wild Thing” yarn will get knitted up in that pattern, right after 2010 becomes the current year. I’m leaving the pattern tamers right there with the yarn and the pattern too, so there will be no excuses!
Now, I know spinners like a WIP (wraps per inch) tool, but do other knitters really use them? I definitely didn’t, not before I started spinning. I mean… There’s swatching and there’s a label around the yarn, right?! Karat Stix made these little cuties. Obviously, they were part of my Loopy kit.
Still with me? Moving right along… Next up, we have some beautiful Gypsyknits BFL roving in Gem-Spin that grew up to be yarn.
I wanted to make the most of this beautiful yarn, but in the end, I decided to navajo ply it because I didn’t have enough of any solid that would work with it.
I love how muted the colors are. It reminds me of the beach, where the sky and earth and ocean seem to just slip together at some point out on the horizon…
A little larger than life, and those aren’t wrapped, but draped across the WIP tool, so it’s really about sport weight. I’m pretty pleased with myself… Three-ply, sport weight, with about 214 yards. I’m thinking I’m going to do Anita‘s Mermaid scarf.
Ready for Thanksgiving, if you live in the States? We are! We’re going to have a not so traditional pot roast tomorrow, because that’s what the Knight wanted, and he’s cooking, so what’s not to love? I’ll add a couple of pies – because the extras can always go to the firehouse – and we’ll have a quiet day at home.
Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating!