Randomly Yours on Monday
April 18, 2011
When the sky shows bit of blue I run out the back door and capture the moment. This spring, the blue doesn't stick around very long, and we're left with rain and/or gray. Today, the rain is constant, the gray dark. However, spring is in the air, as the infamous lake stink, a sure sign, is filling our nostrils. lovely
When stuck inside, due to weather's inconsiderate nature, I turn to my favorite fibery passions. This past year sock knitting desire has waned and so, only slowly, does a sock appear. Pyromania has been a favorable companion, when sock mojo makes a call and, finally, I have made my way through half a pair.
The sock fits perfectly and feels like heaven on my foot, which means, by fall of this year, there will be a full pair. (I now deem the weather unsuitable for socks, unless it snows, as it surely will, but lets move on.) The lovely yarn is Pandora, a bamboo blend of the highest order. (I also realize I am a Woolen Rabbit junky, which is not a bad thing.) Only yarn of the highest quality is suited to wearing on the feet and I am a sock yarn snob. Besides, how can you not love the subtle shading of color, the beauty of the dye job. Kim is offering her first ever yarn club and I am over the moon with happiness.
Because the weekend was gray and drear I took some time to spin my wheel. Look, the fiber isn't blue! (As yet.) On the bobbin of my lovely Corina is the first color of a Trio Set from the Cupcake Fiber Co. Spinning with this fiber is an incredible and heavenly experience. I may be spinning this for several months before all three colors of the Trio are finished but, it will happen. (If you're quick you may be able to buy some of Cookie's handspun Cupcake skeins.) oolala
I am quite excited about the new edition of the Ennea Collective as Anne's Chrrach Stole and Ballycastle Tam give me the push I need to get some spinning done. I would feel quite accomplished if I could knit something of substance from my handspun. Ennea not only has the patterns, it also gives direction on how to spin for the project. I need to make it happen.
We have a lake near our farm that stinks too! It's kind of a nasty way to change the seasons. o.0
The sock is looking good! Love the color.
Posted by: Marilyn | April 18, 2011 at 10:12 AM
Beautiful sky shot. The Great Salt Lake? My Mom visited and the lake levels were frighteningly low at that time and she said it just reeked;-P I love the Cupcake fiber and you're doing it proud. I'm working up to it;-P I need to "earn" it by spinning a bit more consistently. Happy Monday, dearheart!!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | April 18, 2011 at 12:14 PM
I neglected to mention the Mississippi river reeks almost year round!
Posted by: CindyCindy | April 18, 2011 at 12:14 PM
My oh my! That sock is truly lovely, but the spinning is what really impresses- perfection Margene!
Posted by: Trista | April 18, 2011 at 12:54 PM
That's one tall sock!
I'm so glad that you're enjoying the Cupcake fiber. Now you know why I rarely spin anything else. *L* Hey! And thanks for the mention.
Posted by: Cookie | April 18, 2011 at 01:15 PM
Every time you talk about Cupcake fiber I have to go find one...cupcake, that is... LOL! Love the sock!
Posted by: Laurie | April 18, 2011 at 02:05 PM
I can't believe there's still any of Cookie's handspun left.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | April 18, 2011 at 02:36 PM
Ahh, I fell in love with Anne's mittens, though won't start them until summer, as a small project when the weather's too hot for 'big knitting'. I love your new sock... and what's the hurry when it is now time for pedicures and sandals. I just wish the weather would realize that and accommodate!
Posted by: Birdsong | April 18, 2011 at 03:05 PM
I'll trade you the rain for the 6" of snow they're predicting for tomorrow night.
Posted by: Chris | April 18, 2011 at 03:33 PM
My goal for the night is to finish the first sock of my Pyromanias! Such a fun pattern!
Posted by: janna | April 18, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Ooooh! What a sexy sock! Love it!!
Posted by: jill | April 18, 2011 at 07:18 PM
Oooh, such a pretty sock. That Kim does really do delicious work, doesn't she? Nice!
Believe it or NOT, I even almost had a hankering recently to cast on a pair of socks. I kid you not! :)
Posted by: Norma | April 18, 2011 at 07:33 PM
Lovely blue sky! We have rain here today in the mountains (or bumps as you say) of upstate New York but it's vacation so we'll make the best of it.
Posted by: Carole | April 19, 2011 at 05:34 AM
Just catching back up with you! Lovely sock, Margene. It looks just perfect. But, like you, I think it's time to put the socks away. (I only wish the weather would get on board with that notion. . .) Can't wait to see Henley!
Posted by: Kym | April 19, 2011 at 06:12 AM
That's so pretty! I haven't broken out my cupcake batts yet and I'm really tempted by the trio sets!
Posted by: elizabeth | April 19, 2011 at 01:28 PM
Infamous lake stink? Too funny! But then I lived in my family farmhouse after college, and it's only about a mile away from a sewage treatment plant. One has to have a sense of humor sometimes!
Posted by: Kristin | April 19, 2011 at 04:44 PM
That is one gorgeous sky!
Lake stink,eh? ewww.
Lovely sock, those colours are quite soothing.
Mmmmm, cupcake fibre, yum!
Posted by: marianne | April 19, 2011 at 05:51 PM
Love the sock! Love the sky. We are warned about more snow too. Hope they are wrong.
I finished both my projects today. A pair of Fair Isle Mitts, and a pair of purple socks. I'm knitless! Oh the joy of choosing the next thing!
Posted by: Ann in the UP | April 19, 2011 at 08:10 PM
Lovely sock and spinning work!
Posted by: AmyP | April 25, 2011 at 09:32 AM
Pretty pink yarn. It looks great so far.
Posted by: Hillary | April 27, 2011 at 01:21 PM