Thursday, May 17, 2007

Yarn, Yarn ...

...and more yarn. Karen told me I had to show my sock yarn. It is not as impressive as it used to be. I have been knitting from my stash so it is dwindling. From the one tub there is this enough for about 42 pair of socks. I have more scattered about the house, but this was all together and easy to locate. Deb is doing daily blogs and this was the topic one day this week. I need to go buy some more sock yarn, this is pitiful. The smaller single skeins are enough for socks for the youngest so I count those too. I have knit 7 pair so far for the 52 Pair Plunge, so I am glad to know I have enough in my stash to knit the required 52 pair. Of course there are about 6 or 7 or maybe (definitely) more in progress too.




OK Karen, the yarn from The Loopy Ewe. From The Knittery in the Grace colorway. A very yummy, Merino / Cashmere blend. I love it! I can't wait until they get more in! It is very soft and the colors are beautiful. I haven't decided on a pattern for this one yet. And the yarn from Stone Barn Fibers in the Lamurple colorway. I love that name. 100% Superwash Merino, they still have a few colors left in this yarn, but not this color... sorry. My two girls are fighting over this. Silly, silly, girls, this is for me, me , me. And, I have never knit with OnLine sock yarn before, so I thought I would give it a try. This is one of the Highlander colorways. I started this one before the others because I was sick all weekend, and didn't have the energy to stand up let alone wind any yarn. I spent Mother's Day/ my Birthday in bed, coughing and aching, and running a fever of 102. I am still coughing and aching but no more fever and chills. The school year can't end soon enough for me, then my kids will stop bringing home every bug that is going around.


I have also knit another baby hat for The Loopy Ewe Quarterly Challenge. It is knit in a 100% merino yarn, nice and soft for a baby head. After I get a few more of these finished I will mail them in. I wish I had a baby head to put it on, it is a pill box style with a flat top. None of DD2 dolls have big enough heads to model it properly. Those AG dolls and bitty babies have small heads.
And, I finally finished the hat and mittens for SWTC. Kat says it is OK to show them and advertise. They are knit in Gianna, in the Falling Rain colorway. These were fun to knit. I just need to finish typing up the pattern, and mail them in. It is taking awhile for them to dry since they are so thick, but this yarn is so soft, esp after it is washed.
Well that is all I have to show today. It is so nice here today, cool and breezy. I am glad to be able to wear my handknit socks. I even got to wear the ones Karen made for me yesterday. Soon it will be way too warm for that. Happy knitting everyone.

20 comments:

Anita said...

That is an impressive collection of sock yarn! Wow.

Deb said...

Oh yea - you're playing too!! Thaks for sharing. I LOVE that Loopy Ewe colorway - must have a closer (first hand!!) look at that!

Karen said...

Those are some purdy colors you've got there (no wonder your girls are fighting over it, but they are so silly). Feel better!

Pam said...

Beautiful sock yarn!!

Beth N said...

Looks like you are set for at least a couple of days for sock yarn--some very nice yarn there. Love the hats and mittens.

Diane said...

I'd put all my sock yarn out for a picture but it's too much work. lol

Janice said...

You are the sock yarn queen! :-) Looks like lots of fun socks in your future!!

Carol said...

You are one busy lady...love all your yarn....and I thought I had lots of sock yarn.....

Monika said...

That's ALL you can show us today? - I would think it's a lot. Lovely baby hat, the hat and mittens, I love! Nice yarn stash, and of course there's always the need and the place for more! ;o)

Jknits said...

I love the baby hat! It looks like a fun pattern and will look great on baby.

hakucho said...

I LOVE your blue cabled hat and mitts! Gorgeous :)

happy knitting :)

Dani said...

Everything looks so great! May I ask if that Loopy Ewe Baby hat is a pattern or your own design? It is GORGEOUS!

monica said...

Thank you Dani, yes it is, with the help of the 365 day perpetual calendar. I tried to link to a web page for you but could not.

Sheila said...

Nice collection of sock yarn! The blue hat set is beautiful.

Helen said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, what a wonderful collection of sock yarn.

~Tonia~ said...

Wow look at all that sock yarn. Of course one can never have too much sock yarn. ;)

The hats and mittens are very cute.

Angela said...

Respectable stash. Don't know about you but I am enjoying knitting from mine. Thought about buying some sock yarn but then remembered that I have, something like, 5 skeins already, to choose from.

Ang

Brenda said...

You may actually have more sock yarn than I do. Beautiful colors!

Great work on the hats and mitts!

Ms. Knitingale said...

Yeah, that sock yarn stash is probably good for a week or so, but you shouldn't wait for the situation to become dire....= )
Beautiful knitting, by the way. Love the hat and mittens.

Jen!~ said...

Wow what a collection of sock yarn. My stash consists of four skiens. I really need to get more yarn.