Thursday, August 31, 2006

Cashmere Sock Yarn SAM Prize and Felted Bags

*This post was originally written on Tuesday, but I couldn't upload the pictures. I finally was able to create a new post with the pictures and copy and paste the text in. I opened a Flickr account, so now I just have to figure out how to use it!

I whipped up this turquoise buttonhole bag last night. I've had the yarn to make it for quite awhile and finally got around to making it. I ran it through the wash this morning, so there's an after picture of it drying atop my cooler. We spent the afternoon at Nanny's today, and I whipped this one up as well. These are so fast to make. Both are made with Briggs & Little Atlantic. The turquoise one turned out the best.

Look what arrived in the mail today! Here's my prize from the Sock-A-Month finale! Cashmere sock yarn from HipKnits. It's sooooooo soft. I don't know what I'm going to make with it. Any suggestions? There's 500m according to the label. I don't know if I want to make socks with it or a scarf. For now I'll just ogle it.

I took my Broadripple sock with me to the camper on the weekend. I am shaping the gusset on the second sock. I think tonight I'll either work on that or the wool sweater for the store. The yarn has been ordered for the sweater I need to knit for a customer for a Christmas gift. That should be here next week. I hope to get that finished by the end of October at the latest. I think I've decided to keep the little yellow sweater from the last post for my Dulaan 2007 donations. I've got a bag full of leftover yarn for mittens, and I've got some leftover merino from socks to make some child-sized socks as well.

Check out the stockings at Sock Pr0n! WOW! Check out the cool t-shirt she ordered, too.

I've got a couple of new links on the sidebar, too. One is for The Sweet Sheep, a *Canadian!* yarn retailer!! She has Cherry Tree Hill! I haven't ordered yet, but I set up my account and am just waiting for a little moolah to get me some! Also I joined Knittin' Mittens, a new KAL run by Shelley, a fellow Sock-A-Monther. I know I have mittens to knit for the kids, Dulaan, and Christmas gifts, so why not have fun and join a KAL for it?! Feel free to fly some suggestions my way for the cashmere sock yarn!

This is kinda neat. The other day one of the guys at work was looking to see how our store Googles, and he came across this blog. There is a post about our store! And she went to Nova Knitter's fave yarn shop! There's also a neat one about our lighthouse at Fort Point! (Everyone at the store says she must have been talking to me cuz I'm the only one with a blog. I have no recollection, though. Don't think the owner even knew what a blog was!)

Happy knitting!


Blogger Shelley said...

Those bags are so cute! Is the pattern a free one on the net, or is it in a book or magazine or one you have to order?

Thanks for mentioning the KAL! If you're still up for it, the prize donation you mentioned is still welcome :o) (I think it was you that had mentioned donating a prize - my mind isn't working at full capacity at the moment). Just let me know!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Not An Artist said...

Thanks for the shout out :) I had a great time on my visit out there, and although I don't really remember who I met when I was at your yarn store but I definitely remember discussing the blogging thing!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Mmmmmmm, cashmere socks !!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it :-)

9:09 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

I love the bags. They turned out great!

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Wow, I sooo love your bags, they rock big time - I especially like the second one, but they're both so cute! Fantastic work! And oh, this yarn looks so yummy and comfy and cozy, beautiful color too!

5:17 AM  

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