Friday, March 30, 2007

Secret Pal Goodies!

On Thursday I got a pacakge from my Secret Pal.

I got toally spoiled with a 4lb. jug of Jelly Belly jelly beans!!! A skein of handpainted Peace Fleece, Opal and Regia sock yarns and a mitten pattern to go with my Peace Fleece!! WOW.
Thanks Secret Pal you rock! The colors are perfect! I'm really going to have to watch those handfuls I grab of jelly beans.... they are soooo addicting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More new stash sock

I picked up some deals on ebay last week......a ten pack of Jaeger Trinity in Cornus and a ten pack of Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Purr.. yummy Spring colors. Makes me think of Easter eggs.

Also my Monkey sock is coming along. I'm working on the heel now. I had to do one less of the repeats to accomidate my leg.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Stash enhancements and New Socks

Last Saturday I went the LYS and checked out what she had left for her 1 day only Winter sale. I really didn't expect to find much as I arrived only 20 min before she was closing for the day. However I did manage to come home with 11 skeins of Classic Elite Skye Tweed in Dungeon which is charcoalish black tweed. Also I snagged one last skein (in this colorway) of Noro Big Kureyon in this amazing mix of colors. It looked so loney... I couldn't leave it behind!

Also sock progress.. or lack of it. I started another sock.. in some yarn I got from a swap in the Monkey pattern from Knitty. For once I'm actually knitting something that is currentish in the blog world. Imagine that. So far I have only accomplished one repeat but I think its looking cool.
I ran into a snag on my Columbine Peak socks... I had a moment of stupidness and instead of starting on row 7 of the chart (where I had left off the last time I touched it) I started at row 1... then after about 4 rows I wondered why all of a sudden it was looking strange. DUH! I figured it out and ripped back those rows but with the yarnovers and such I just couldn't seem to make it look right. I was only 1 1/2 repeats into the pattern anyway.. so I ripped all the way back to the ribbing and now I have to start it again. Maybe I should use lifelines on my socks! At least I hadn't gotten too far.. and what I did get done knit quick. So thats ready to start again. I definately learned something from that lesson.