10/05/05 Update on Socktober Fest: I will start a list of name on my sidebar of everyone that is interested in knitting socks in the month of October. There is no pressure here for a formal knitalong… more just for enjoying the sock knitting process and sharing your socks, knitting tips, yarns, and patterns with others in the community.
So, I will link to you from my sidebar (I will start it tonight–leave a comment if you wanna be on the list!), and you can post pictures of sock projects on your blog. I will play around with some button making when I get the opportunity, but if anyone wants to contribute some mad graphix skillz for a Socktober button, drop me a line and attach your image. Perhaps we can vote on which one we like best? For those of you interested in joining a more formalized sock knitalong, check out Sock It To Me! I just joined
One last cherry on top to finish off the three days of fun that was my extended weekend: Heather and Pixie came over to mi casa last night!
|Four weeks without seeing my friend was too much! We had a lotta catching up to do! We commiserated about school, ate a little food, drank a little wine, looked through our new knit books, listened to some music, and wrapped up the evening with some much-needed knitting time.|
The best part of the evening, hands down, was when Kris showed Pixie how to play the guitar. She strummed out some chords, and within a few minutes, this wonderful child serenaded us with a wonderful song. It was amazing. Heather and I both teared up!
Heather also delivered me some goods! She got two hanks of sock yarn for me at Stitches East (did you see the haul she brought back? go look now!)
|Socktober Fest here I come! I do have one pair on the needles right now (my Cascade Fixation socks) but I am so incrediby tempted to cast on for a pair with these lovely yarns! Great color choices, H. You know me well!|
I am tempted to add a little lace detailing to a pair of socks–it would look so great with these beautiful solid colors.
… and even though this was not exactly planned, I swatched for Klaralund this weekend, and got gauge with size 9s (it calls for 8s) so I figured I would go ahead and start… and now I am several inches into the back! Talk about fast knit.
This colorway is really growing on me (Noro Silk Garden–not sure about colorway. It is either 201 or 226). My only worry is the horizontal striping. I hope that won’t make me look bad! I already am thinking of the pants and skirts that I can wear with this pullover!
Now, I just have to talk about the wonderfulness of my new books! I ordered Rowan’s Denim People and Melanie Falick’s Handknit Holidays last week, and I just can’t put either one down. They were boh great purchases… and great additions to my growing knitting library.
From Handknit Holidays:
I could have put a lot more of my favorites up here… because nearly everything in that book is a must knit. Lovely, inspirational, and perfect for knitting all year round. Another winner from Ms. Falick!
From Denim People:
Yeah, I really needed more things to add to my KNIT LIST!