Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Weekend Knitting Update


Well, there really wasn't a lot of weekend knitting since I had a monster migraine all day Sunday and into yesterday. I did however, get a little done on Saturday. Karen gifted the STR medium wt yarn to me last year. I have cast on several times with it and off to the frog pond it would go. I think it just wanted to be plain vanilla, or close to it anyway. The colorway is Scottish Highlands. 5 x 2 rib all the way, on size 2 dpns. I love the color and what a quick knit. Thanks again Karen for my very first STR yarn. I think I am going to knit the Lover's Leap prize yarn in the Hearts-a-Plenty design.



And I have knit this sock in a different yarn, but I wanted to knit it in the Lamurple from Stone Barn Fibers I got from The Loopy Ewe The design is my own. I really don't like the feel of a short row heel on my foot, but I love the way they look. So, I keep trying different methods, trying to find the one I like the best. I like the look of this one, but still don't care for the way it feels on. I think I will stick with my heel flap.

My Wollmeise came in the mail at the end of last week. It is in the Zenzi colorway. From The Loopy Ewe, of course. I have it sitting here by the desk. I want to wind it, and will probably cave in here shortly. I wanted to get the designs ready to ship off. Sheri, at The Loopy Ewe is going to be selling some of my designs in the near future. I hope to get them mailed out to her at least by Friday. So, if you have been asking about some of my sock designs, keep an eye out for them there. She just posted my pattern for the last Wollmeise Sock, (which I neglected to give a proper name), on the free pattern page .
Hmmm, I think that is it, nothing else to share today. I will sit here and enjoy my Citrus Green Tea and enjoy the quiet for a few more minutes before the youngest comes bounding through the front door. They have ISTEP's this week, so she will have a lot of energy to burn, and a lot of talking to do.

13 comments:

Karen said...

You are quite welcome for the STR. It's so pretty. Your new ZigZag sock is lovely too. Is that new yarn for socks for me? I LOVE those colors. I'm so glad you're finally announcing that Sheri is going to carry your patterns! I'm so excited for you!! Congrats Sis!!

Karen said...

You know I'm your biggest fan!!!

Mary Lynn said...

I love the Zenzi colorway. It reminds me of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce!

Very nice patterns. I should do socks. Really.

Deb said...

That Zenzi is gorgeous! Congrats on the published patterns!

sue said...

Your socks look so nice in those colors, and what amazing sock yarns you buy too. I hope your patterns sell well for you too, which I am sure they will.

Jknits said...

It's great that your patterns are getting published - it must be wonderful to see your work going out into the world.

~Tonia~ said...

The STR socks look great. The colors are so fun.

Oooo I love the new sock pattern.

hakucho said...

I love your blue/purple socks! Beautiful colors and pattern.

Congratulations on your pattern being published. That's fabulous :)

Allison said...

I love all of your socks they really turned out well!

Brenda said...

Wonderful colors in the STR! I really like the zig-zag stitch pattern of the blue and purple sock. Congratulations on getting your patterns for sale at The Loopy Ewe!

Diane said...

Love that Lamurple. That short row heel looks great.

I've only done one short row heel. Didn't like the way the sock fit so frogged it and put in a heel flap. Since I pad around the house in socks 24/7 comfort is very important.

Shelley said...

I love your sock - the colours are so pretty! Congrats on having your patterns for sale at the Loopy Ewe!

Helen said...

Sorry to hear you had a bad migraine last Sunday. Your socks are gorgeous as always. I downloaded your pattern from The Loopy Ewe and am always looking for the Wollmeise yarn but there never seems to be any in stock. Not to worry I'll just keep trying.
Kim is getting better thank you although he is back in hospital for a few days.