Well.... there is a crack in my pursuit of finishing the singletons. But just a crack. It is not broken .... yet. I have heard so much about this wonderful Dream in Colors Smooshy, but for some reason had not purchased any. That is until this week.... I caved. And surprisingly, I bought a color I would not normally purchase. But I was drawn to it. I put it in my cart, and then took it out of my cart. Then I left The Loopy Ewe site all together. About 15 minutes later I went back, put the same color in my cart, looked around, put numerous other items in my cart, then emptied my cart and again, left the computer. Only to come back about 20 minutes later. This yarn was still there. It must be a sign ..... right? So I clicked checkout and it was promptly delivered today. Into the Mystic is the color. I may have to wind this .... I have no control over some things in life. So far I have been strong, but I have only had it in my possession for an hour. It feels really nice. It is soft and "smooshy" but honestly, I have fondled, umm I mean felt other yarns just as soft. So I am thinking I will just have to knit it, to see what all the hype is. That must be the true test. And only then will I know...... you know, just to be sure I have not been mislead.
I have finished 2 more pair of socks. I am close to finishing 2 other pair. But darn, if I don't keep finding more of those pesky singletons. How does one cure oneself of the Second Sock Syndrome.
First: the Opal Fish. I know I started these over a year ago. I had forgotten all about them. When I was searching for a different yarn I found the lonely sock, and since I think it is the oldest singleton I have, it was the first to be finished. Just a simple 3 x 1 rib on the leg and a stockinette stitch foot. Size one needles and 68 stitches. And they match perfectly. Look how dark the picture is, and it was 3 PM when I took it.. Flash required even outside. But I couldn't go off the porch due to the rain.
Second: the Stone Barn Fibers in the Lamurple colorway. This is the Zig then Zag pattern, but with a short row heel. This yarn feels very similar to Cherry Tree Hill and Shibui. The design shows up better in person and in better lighting.
Speaking of Cherry Tree Hill, earlier last year I designed two sock patterns for Cherry Tree Hill in the Sockittome yarn. They are available now where their patterns are sold. Sockittome Lace and Simple Sockittome are the 2 I designed. I am so excited about this. I have really been enjoying designing and actually having then published.
Well I need to pick the youngest up from church..... and then maybe google that gopher wood. Have a great weekend and Happy Knitting!!!