My Sock Scrap Blanket has new squares!
My Sock Scrap Blanket has new squares!
Guys…..I fell in a yarn hole.
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!
I recently got some time home alone while the husband and Jellybean were off on an adventure. I decided to do a LONG overdue airing of the stash. I pulled all my bins out of my yarn shelves and sorted each box. I checked for bugs (none found thank god) and resorted them into what I feel like is better groupings. Purely arbitrary I assure you. But it made me feel good.
And got all the yarn to fit into my plastic shelving. Literally my whole stash is in this photo…bags, needles and all! I even managed to identify four skeins to de-stash!
I heard about the Mid-Plains Fiber Fair on the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast awhile back. It was held in York Nebraska, which is a not so bad drive from my parents house.
So I left Jellybean with Grandpa and I loaded up the car with my mom and aunt and headed out!
It was the first year and relatively small but well organized and very nicely laid out. There was a ton of raw fiber and a lot of alpaca yarn. Neither of those things are my sweet spot but I found a couple of gems to come home with.
I got a shirt from KnitBaahPurl. It’s complexly adorable.
Then I was on the hunt for yarn for an upcoming shawl. I found the main color at Hansen Hand Dyes. It’s their Mega Merino skein of 820 yards of SW Merino in Boys Don’t Cry.
And the contrast color at T&H Fiber Works. It’s their Heather’s Favorite sock in Blue Suede Shoes.
The festival was fun ans I’ll definitely go back. It was especially fun to spend the day with my mom and Aunt!
Late last year the Yarniacs podcast had a giveaway sponsored by Countess Ablaze. And this lucky duck won! I won some The Bluefaced Baron Fingering in the This Aint A Scene colorway. It’s crazy and gorgeous! And most definitely going to grow up to be a hat/mitts or a shawl….I just can’t decide!
Pardon me…but I’m going to do some Rav searching to match this with some potential patterns!
It was such a joy to go the mailbox everyday. I received the yummy yarn above and a few extra treats thrown in by swappers. I hadn’t ever really done a swap before. And this was a nice easy one to start with. People were so kind and wonderful. It was the epitome of the holiday spirit. I cannot wait to add these to my sock yarn memory blanket. But that probably won’t happen until after the Super Bowl when the Pigskin Party KAL is done. Until then, I have more projects to finish!
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…
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 had some surprise kid free time this week and I managed to finish the Gradient Mitts!
Pattern: Gradient Mitts by Krista McCurdy
Yarn: Prime Fingering from One Twisted Tree. I used the beachy mini skein set and then some miscellaneous black yarn to finish
Needles: US 3s
Mods: Rav noted here
I was SUPER excited how these worked up. The yarn held double makes them super warm. They aren’t as long as I normally make fingerless mitts but I kinda like that. My son has already stolen them as play things!
Bonus to this is that I used most of the kit from stash, these counted towards the December minis interception for the Pigskin Party KAL, and I have new warm mitts!
I’m a lucky girl today! I think I was a good girl because when I asked for yarn for my birthday…I got some!
Meet the precious….
I am going to cast on the Orbit into some sport weight socks today as a birthday present to myself ☺️😍
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