Saturday, May 24, 2008

Stepping into Summer


Wow!!! We have had a ton of rain. So this beautiful, sunny, day is most welcomed. I think tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same. I know in a month or two we will be begging for rain, but right now I am screaming Uncle.





I had ordered some yarn from TLE last week. I got it on Monday or Tuesday and immediately cast on for these socks. I feel like I have not knit socks in forever. I can't show you the yarn in balls, because I have already knit this pair up. These are knit in Crystal Palace Panda Cotton Print in the Painted Iris color. The pattern will be available at TLE in the near future.








Also from TLE came Paca Peds in the Carribean Chocolate color. I got the Heels and Toes version, so hopefully there will be no stressful moments worrying about running out of yarn . I must really, really like this colorway, because I have A LOT of it now in my stash. Well I guess blogger wants to load that picture sideways, I can't get it to turn the right way.













And then the next day came this lovely yarn from The Yarn Grove. I have to say I was torn between this and the Misty colorway and I am so glad I chose this, but I may still have to order the Misty. This yarn is so beautiful. I fear some of my other favorite yarns may be taking a backseat to the Pagewood Farm yarns. This one is Denali in the Sky Blue Pink colorway. I love the color name, it reminds me of all the Uncle Wiggly books the kids and I used to read when they were much younger.



And I don't have pictures of it, but my order from the Etsy shop Gudonya Too came too. I ordered the Whipped Clean in the Italian Lemon Cream and the So Delicious. They smell heavenly, but I fear I may be allergic to the Italian Lemon Cream. I used it yesterday and was quite itchy for the rest of the day. The So Delicious seems to be OK... so far. I will have to try the Lemon again, but it will probably end up going to the girl child. Driving daughter will probably be allergic to it too, so the youngest will no doubt get it. I was so disappointed when I started getting itchy all over, it smells soooo good. That was the only thing different used that day though .... bummer. I am still waiting for an order from the UK, so I will show that when it comes. The rate exchange really stinks, our poor American dollar is worth practically nothing elsewhere. What surprised me though, was that the shipping was no less then most places here in the states.


That is about it for this week. Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!!!

13 comments:

Carol said...

I love all the yarns...can't wait to see the finished projects.
The yarn I used for my socks that are multi colored with black is: Mirasol Hacho-307. I bought the yarn at a little shop near my home and I just LOVE it. Very nice to work with....

Pamela said...

Love the socks! Beautiful pattern. The yarn you bought is all so yummy looking. Can't wait to see it knitted up.

Karen said...

your socks are beautiful! I fear the pattern isn't showing up as well in the colorway I'm using. Hopefully I'll show it soon. I'm doing squares too but I'm knitting mine (with leftover sock yarn). Pretty flowers, my garden is dismal this year (I'm just too lazy for outdoor work).

Lynn said...

OOOH I'm loving all the new yarn! And great socks too!

Diane said...

Love that you are back to sock knitting. Your selection of yarn is always so perfect for the sock patterns you choose.

Your younger daughter is probably doing the happy dance about your allergy. more good stuff for her.

gypsyknits said...

Love those socks! Can't wait for the pattern to be available. Do you little knitting fairies knitting for you? Unbelievable what you knit so fast. I knit and don't seem to get a thing finished. Maybe it's because of startitis.........LOL
The yarn is gorgeous!

Jknits said...

The socks are lovely. What an inspiration that you finished them so fast.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love that sock pattern in that beautiful pastel yarn. Very Summery.

hakucho said...

Another gorgeous pair of socks!! I LOVE your yarn grove yarn...amazing color combo :)

Alisha said...

Love the yarn and those socks are awesome!

Allison said...

WOw lots of great yarn! I really like those little ankle socks. You'll have to let me know when the pattern is available. You are so fast at knitting socks!

gilraen said...

Beautiful yarns!! :) Your socks are very pretty :D

You asked about the Evolution. I love it and have stashed many of the colourways to try out. The yarn feels like a silky cashmere and knits up so quickly you can do a pair of socks in a weekend! It is worth trying :) Sheri/TLE has some too ;) :)

matt said...

I always love Pagewood, but that's an exceptionally pretty Sky Blue Pink!! Congratulations!

Great top for driving daughter! It's so amazing to see how big your kids have gotten. We really ought to come down for a visit sometime soon. In the meantime, it's good to hear from you, and know that you're always on our minds.