The newest member of the Socks That Rock Sock Club arrived a couple of days ago. I LOVE the color and had to wind it up right away and start the socks. The pattern looked fun, and different, so I cast on and I love it a ton! Receiving a new and unique colorway from STR every other month has been somthing I look forward to as they colors always inspire and the yarn is so fabulous.
As I said yesterday, it feels like bad luck to not have a sock (or two or more) on the needles. Speaking of needles: I bought a set of Golding 6" size 1 DPNs at Rhinebeck. They knit like silk and have more bend then other wooden DPNs. Maybe I'll pull a Cara and knit only STR for awhile. Isn't this sock looking good (and good looking)?
The grrls at Blue Moon sure know how to combine color choices that bring out the best in each other. Every skein of STR in my stash is so well loved that I haven't even knit with it yet! How lucky I was to win the Sock Club contest and name the new blue colorway you see on the right. It's Midsummer Night and it's a very special colorway for me as I love Shakespeare (and blue). TeresaC (she's on the side bar with Risa) knit a beautiful pair of socks with it that you must see. STR is now starting sign ups for the 2007 Sock Club. Because I have more STR, and other sock yarn, than I can handle at the moment AND I have the new hobby of spinning to contend for my dollars...I'll not join this time around, but it has been a riot of fun.
Speaking of socks...Hillary has a great idea for a new sock KAL. You can check out her Sock Madness blog as she has a call out for designers and she's planning some good competitive fun for sock knitters everywhere.
Hey Deb...this is for you.
Every year I buy a Georgia O'Keefe calender to hang above my desk. Her colors and images speak to me, as I know they do for others. It's feels like receiving a gift on the first day of each month to turn the page and see what's there. Check out Deb's birthday meme/contest and join in the fun.
Enjoy your weekend! I'll be knitting and spinning up a storm!