Thursday, February 07, 2008

Adding to the Collection


The Yarn Grove had a wonderful Superbowl Sunday sale this past weekend. Each quarter they had different yarns, accessories and patterns on sale. It was hard to make a decision each quarter, not knowing what was going to be coming up in the next quarter. So in the first quarter I purchased this J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in the Connecticut colorway. I love this color combination.






Also in the first quarter I purchased a hank of Cherry Tree Hill Sockittome in the Indian Summer colorway. I love how this yarn knits up, it is soft and smooshy, and I love this color.


I sat out in the second and third quarters. I loaded up my shopping cart and then emptied it again. I was on a budget and was really hoping to acquire some of the new Pagewod Farms sock yarn. Finally in the fourth quarter it popped up on the sale page. Then the hardest part was deciding on a color. I chose the Navajo. This stuff has a wonderful, tight spin. And since I have already broke my commitment to finish all socks before starting new ones, I am going to have to wind this.... and of course, knit with it. And I am happy to say, my sock yarn collection is no longer lacking in blues.

And here are some of the socks that I have started. I can't believe how quickly I caved in. .... who am I trying to kid, I am surprised I lasted as long as I did. Anyway, I realized I have not knit a pair of socks for Karen in a while, so I started a pair for her in my Wollmeise pattern (it is a free download from The Loopy Ewe.) I am knitting these in some Great Adirondack Soxie, in the Beach House color. She knows I am knitting them for her, so it is OK to show and tell. Twice in the past week she has told me she is not a "green" person, so I was worried about giving these to her. I am further along now, but I had to tell her about them so I would know if I needed to knit them longer to fit my foot : ) She said she likes the color so these are for her.

And then Cindy started my Furrows sock pattern in some Trekking and I really liked how it was knitting up in a self striping yarn, so I started another pair of those in some Meilenweit Multiringel. I omitted the ribbed cuff on these and started with a short garter stitch cuff which forms a nice little scalloped top. These are now the take along socks. The pattern is easy to remember and it is a quick knit. I got quite a bit done on these today waiting for the kids at the allergists.




And the Dream in Colors Smooshy in the Into the Mystic color is becoming this sock. I am on the gusset decreases of this sock now.
Well I think that is it for this week. I am going to go sit with the DH and watch a little TV and knit. Have a great week end everyone.
Oh, and Blogger still doesn't have the spell check working, so ..... sorry !!!

17 comments:

Brenda said...

Beautiful yarn! I really like the Indian Summer colorway. Do you ever knit an ugly sock, Monica? I don't think it's possible. I really like the Smooshy pattern.

Karen said...

Love the new yarn...so pretty. Especially the CTH. And the Smooshy pattern should be called "Stingray". I wish I had your yarn budget.

Karen said...

I forgot to say....I love the sock you're knitting for me. You don't have to worry about me not liking that green (cuz I do).

Beth N said...

How do you get so much done!! Not only is everything beautiful, great yarn (especially like the fall color) but you get so much done-- I have got to work harder!

Beth N said...

I looked back--it's the Indian summer way I was referring to...

Knitting Kris said...

Oh thanks for the comment about Blogger, I thought it was just me!
Love all your socks! Great yarns too!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Fantastic stash enhancements! I'm lovin' all the socks you are working on. :)

Jane said...

Wow, *all* great looking socks. Looking forward to seeing the Pagewood Farms too!

Diane said...

I love your new yarn. You always pick the prettiest stuff!

Ragan Knits etc... said...

What wonderful yarn and socks too!

hakucho said...

You really can't control yourself, can you? Starting multiple socks patterns...oh, but I can so understand having all that wonderful yarn sitting and crying to be knitted. All your newly started socks are beautiful :)

happy knitting :)

Jknits said...

Awesome yarn! What great colors you chose. I love the socks you've started - very pretty.

Dawn said...

I only wish I had all that sock yarn. I'm on a 'yarn' diet and it's sooo hard! (whimper). I love seeing what you do with them, it's really interesting to me since I've always been so wary of textured patterns. Yours always look so beautiful. Nice Work! :)

Helen Knits said...

Beautiful, beautiful socks as always.
Love the new yarn too it's just gorgeous.
I have your Wollmeise pattern & have been hanging out to try & buy the yarn but everyone seems to sell out as soon as they get them in so I shall have to decide on a yarn from my stash for it.

Alisha said...

Always always beautiful yarns and socks on show at your blog!!

I really like the yarn for the second sock photo (the one witht he blue/white)....great stuff!

Cindy said...

Love the new socks you are working on, and I really love the yarn you picked for your new Furrows. Isn't that pattern great for the self striping yarns!!! They are so pretty!!
Cindy

...dotty... said...

I love the Furrows pattern........that colorway you're using is right up my alley, too !