Guys…..I fell in a yarn hole.
Sadly a yarn store in my region is closing! They were having a 30-60% close out sale and I took the bait. I didn’t NEED any of this yarn but I got a crazy good deal!
I picked up a sweater quantity of Berroco DK for a garment for me. I picked up a main color of grey and a contrast color of royal blue. Then I got three 150 gram skeins of sport weight sock yarn to make socks for the men in my life. I then got two DK gradient skein/kit. The rainbow is from Dove Roving Company and the blue gradient set is Rivulet from Island Yarns.
I know the Rivulet is going to grow up to specifically be an Age of Brass and Steam. All the rest went into my stash ☺️. I don’t know what they want to grow up to be!
My sock yarn memory blanket is officially square (ish) again.
I even spent an entire Jellybean nap and wove in more ends. I think I deserve a chocolate for that! This has just been very potato chippy for me lately.
I think, purely arbitrarily, that I’m going to add another column instead of another row right now. I love this blanket so much that I don’t even care that it’s 70 degrees and I roast working on it. It’s my current zen knitting and I can’t put it down. Much to the suffering of my other WIPs!
The Loopy Ewe may have emailed me that my credits were going to expire on April 1st. You can’t let things like that expire right??
So this beauty of Hedgehog Fibers just had to come live with me. It’s called Lagoon…..I may be in love. Don’t tell my husband!
My Memory Blanket has seen the addition of several new squares!
It’s getting hard to photograph it’s so big! It’s been a great pallete cleanser during my recent bout of Knitting ennui. I have a fair amount of ends to weave in but I can’t stop thinking “just one more square!”
My sock yarn memory blanket has seen some additional growth!
I started adding down the right hand side with four new squares. Then I had I skipped around and added one to the bottom. I get a little fussy about trying to mix up the colors and patterns. It’s just a part of the crazy that rolls around in my brain. I don’t like matching colors next to each other. And I have enough scraps that I don’t like solid next to solid or stripes next to stripes (if I can help it).
This project is just so satisfying and is perfect to pick up and put down. It’s kind of detouring my progress on other projects….oops!
I once again felt the siren’s call of the Sock Yarn Memory blanket. Due to a recent bout of sinus infection and double ear infection I managed to add the entire bottom row while home sick from work.
I have amassed a ton of scraps over the past year and I have plenty of “fuel” to keep this going for awhile. I see this project as being heavy in the rotation for awhile! Sometimes I just sit and pet the pretty. Very good for stress relief but not so good for actually making progress, lol.
Instagram enabled me HARD this past weekend. Despite having a near SABLE sized sock yarn stash I couldn’t resist the Kirby Wirby Etsy update. I mean she hasn’t had one in a while, how could I not?
It’s a lovely yellow, grayish, and blue combo with sparkle. These were my high school colors and I just couldn’t resist. The color is Poly Pigtails.
Shhhh….don’t tell my husband ☺️
For many reasons the end of 2016 was pretty crappy for me. Christmas not withstanding because Christmas with a two year old is just awesome. (And no it’s not because any certain celebrity died.) The last quarter of 2016 was just one personal gut punch after another and that’s all I will say. A dear friend from college, bridesmaid in my wedding (ahem…almost 10 years ago), and definitely a knit worthy friend mailed me a care package. And it was yarn of course! She is a resident of the Pacific Northwest and has at her doorstep some of the best yarns in the US. At least in my opinion
She sent me two skeins of beautiful Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Fiesta color. When I opened the package I sent her this photo…
Since I have two skeins of this yarn I think I’m envisioning a pair of socks for me. And the second skein will become a set of matching finger-less gloves. One pair for me and a pair for her.
My life is blessed and I know that. I have a warm house, food to eat, and people who love me. But during the crappy times it really is nice to know someone notices and takes the time to do something to try to make it better. So if you need it right now I’m sending you a digital hug right now……
I sent Santa a wishlist this year. All I really wanted was yarn but my family doesn’t speak yarn. So I sent a list with web links. Santa did good…
Santa and the family hit my wishlist hard at the Loopy Ewe and I might have squealed out loud! I have Abstract Fiber, Into The Whirled, Berry Colorful Yarnings, and Fibernymph Dyeworks. I died and went to yarn fume heaven.
I hope you and yours had a safe and magical Christmas! Happy Knitting!!
In case you haven’t noticed from my blog posts I’m kind of obsessed with the Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin Party KAL. In a recent Ravelry thread the KAL moderators floated the idea of a mini skein swap. I jumped on that hard!
The idea is to pick 12 mini skeins of sock yarn and mail out to 12 knitters and then receive 12 mini skeins from 12 knitters. I don’t have to mail them for a couple of days but I’ve already rounded my skeins up!
I made a Rav page for the swap in case you were interested in the details. That’s 513 yards of yarn in those pretty piles! I can’t wait to see what comes back!