Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow Day......

Woo hoo!!!! I got to sleep in today. That is, until my son could wait no longer to wake me up so he could go to a friend's house. We had a pretty nice snow yesterday. Today, a little freezing rain, and I think more of a winter mix is moving in later today. I love snow : ) Have I mentioned that before?

Look what the mail man brought.... a wonderful package. I had entered a contest at The Spirit Trail and I was the fortunate winner of some hand dyed, in the colors I chose, 2 ply cashmere. It is so yummy. The colors are beautiful and it is so soft. Now to find a pattern as beautiful as the yarn that requires 500 yds. Thank you so much Jennifer It is so lovely. I just keep looking at it and touching it. I can't wait to knit with it.

I finished the pair of Wollmeise Socks I was knitting for Karen. They are not knit in Wollmeise but in Great Adirondack Soxie in the Beach House colorway. Her feet are shorter than mine, so the socks are stretched somewhat taut on my blockers. I knit the foot plain as I was worried about yardage. The Soxie is a 360 yd hank, and causes a little anxiety. This hank felt so much different from the first socks I knit with this yarn. The first hank was very similar to Cherry Tree Hill, this one, not so much. But still a pleasure to work with. I am pretty sure I would have run out of yarn if I had continued the pattern down the foot.

And I have made a little progress on the Neapolitan socks. This is a nice yarn to work with. I am anxious to see how it washes and wears. It is so soft. I love the way the colors worked up on the heel turn, almost makes me wish I had done a short row heel.
And earlier this week came the Louet Gems fingering wt from The Yarn Grove, they were having a Valentine's Day Sale last week: ) I think I will design a pair of men's socks with this yarn. The color is Linen Grey.
Well that is all for this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend filled with knitting and family fun!!


Karen said...

Ahhh, such pretties! I love my socks, can't wait to get them.

Beth N said...

More beautiful socks and gorgeous yarns--we did wind up with a 2 hour delay here.

Diane said...

We had the same snow today. And now it's freezing drizzle. Since I'm not going anywhere it's fine by me. Love all your pretty socks.

hakucho said...

Your socks are always very pleasing to the eye.

My boys were disappointed that we had a snowstorm of "no school" proportion on February school vacation week ;) Oh, well I was just happy I had no where to be!

happy knitting ;)

Knitting Kris said...

Our school was cancelled, my job never is....:(
The wollmeise on my blog - I got from her website. She has an update coming this weekend on March 1st at 3:00pm EST.
You can find her site at
Glad to enable! I have only been able to snag one skein from TLE!

Debby said...

I want some snow here. boohoo, never much here in Georgia. I am thinking white, flaky snow in my dreams

Sheila said...

Wow, cashmere! Lucky you. Any idea what you are going to knit?

Shelley said...

Lots of fabulous socks! I didn't take any knitting on my trip to Egypt (didn't want to take a chance that it would get confiscated) so I haven't knit anything since back in January! I have a pair of socks I was working on that I need to frog back to the heel because I wasn't thinking and did the toe decrease so it was too small...not a lot to frog, but just not looking forward to unravelling that many stitches...might just tink back even though it would take longer...hard to say though. Right now I'm trying to get caught up on sleep and get my sleep times back to normal (I'm still on Egypt time).