Thursday, April 03, 2008

Spring Has Sprung....

The flowers are beginning to bloom. I have no idea what happened to my Crocus this year, I didn't see a one, and I have tons planted. And these Hyacinths are usually much fuller... they must have had to much water and warm temperatures over the winter. And the April showers have been in full force since, oh lets see.... all year. We are pretty soggy here, with more and more rain in the forecast. Hopefully it will stop raining long enough for me to clean out the flower bed on the side of the house.... it really needs it since someone didn't do it in the Fall.... something about too much knitting to do : )





Daffodils added for Allison's Contest




I started a sock with the Jojoland Melody sock yarn today. I have to say it is not one of my favorites to knit with. I am glad it is relatively inexpensive as far as sock yarn goes.... I hate to waste good money on sock yarn I don't care for. It is exceptionally splitty and really seems rather thin. It does, however, knit up into a nice soft fabric ... but I doubt I will buy any more of it.




Now, this lovely yarn, came in the mail yesterday from The Yarn Grove. It is Pagewood Farms Chugiak in the River Rock colorway. I loved the Glacier Bay sock yarn so I had to give this a try too. 450 yds of tightly twisted yumminess. And the price is fantastic. I have a feeling the sock above will be frogged, and this will take its place on the needles.

I was somewhat of a slacker, (actually a total slacker) in the 25 Things for Charity last year, and am hoping to do better this year. I am already sadly behind, as I should have a minimum of 6 items knit already this year. I have 2 1/2, unless I count the baby socks, but I am pretty sure those will be gifted, or at least one pair of them. One of the driving daughter's teachers is expecting soon. Anyway, I have knit a few pair of socks for CIC this week. Knit in worsted wt yarn from the stash, the blue one has sock yarn held along with it for the heels and toes. Hopefully, I will remember to knit a few pair of these each month and I will stay on track this year. That is, once I get caught up.



Well, that is all I have for today. I think I am going to go wind a ball of yarn and start a new pair of socks, after I finish the other blue CIC sock, of course : )


Have a great weekend all!!




Edited to add: I got my Wee Tiny sock today from Donna Thanks so much for the adorable wee, tiny sock. Isn't is cute : )

13 comments:

Debby said...

The Jojoland Melody sock yarn is the same color as your hyacinths. Very pretty color.

The pagewood color looks yummy. May have to have some of that myself although I will probably turn it into something besides socks. My knitting socks just doesn't seem to happen

hakucho said...

The pagewood yarn IS very yummy!!

Lynn said...

Too bad that sock yarn isnt great, I love the way it looks!

and great job on the CIC socks. They look so cute!

Karen said...

Your socks look incredible as always. Is that a new sock pattern with the splitty yarn? I have to know these things (seeing how I'm your test knitter and all). My daffodils are up, but not as many as last year.

Caroline said...

I am always inspired to do more sock knitting when I read your blog. I'm in love with your yarn from the Sock Grove. I'm very skilled at buying sock yarn, it's the " finishing the socks" part that I have a little trouble with.

Beth N said...

At least the color of the splitty yarn is beautiful--the wee socks are adorable--no flowers yet, but at least my daffadils and tulips are partially up.

Helen Knits said...

It's strange only Friday I was reading a magazine that said April showers make May flowers grow and here you are writing about it. Shame about the Jojoland yarn it's such a lovely colour. I do like the colour of the Pagewood Farms yarn.

Knitting Kris said...

You are like the sock knitting goddess! I'm in awe of your sock knitting abilities! :)

My oldest DD turns 16 in August, so I feel the fear that you posted about in the previous entry. YIKES!

Allison said...

Yeah spring. Post a photo of a daffodil and enter my contest. I love the baby socks.

Brenda said...

The river rock yarn is so pretty. The sock in the splitty yarn looks very nice, but I hate knitting with splitty yarn. Good luck meeting your goals!

Donna B. said...

Oh, I'm so glad the wee tiny sock arrived! I'm by no means as accomplished a sock knitter as you, but I got a thrill out of making it for you. Thanks for the shout-out!

Sheila said...

Wow, if you are a slacker, then I'm in a coma!

Angela said...

Those wee tiny socks are so cute! Thanks for the flower pictures, I love those. Also, I love the worsted baby socks. Very nice:)
Ang