Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Two of Fifty-Two

You know how sometimes you just gotta "have" something? There's lots of things I see that I'd like to have, and once in awhile I see something I have to have. For example:

Etsy purchase from WhiteWillow, 75% Superwash/25% Nylon sock yarn in snapdragon colorway. Big skein, 460 yds. I fell right in love with it as soon as I saw it. (When you read this, hubby, it's all her fault.** What can I say? I cave to peer pressure. I also had some money in good old PayPal for completing a couple of surveys.) I really shouldn't be splurging right now, but she only had one. There's more stuff I see on Etsy I want (not necessarily yarn), but I will wait til good trips start happening before I order anything else. I promise. (And I really should be investing in some new clothes. I desparately need new summer gear. Haven't bought any since I can't remember when.)

Finished pair two of fifty-two. Good way to get model pictures, when he's asleep. No movement that way, but I still got blurry pictures. :( I've started a pair made the same way (with more stitches, naturally) for the Oldest One. This is Brooklyn Handspun, superwash, in Thomas the Train colorway. It's basically this pattern, but I didn't do the first four rows stockinette, just right into the rib. I also did my normal toe shaping.
I have another bag almost finished, just a little more on the i-cord is needed. I used this in Natural Pink. Maybe get the i-cord finished tonight and felt it. I'll keep a close eye on it. The last time I felted SWS I shrunk it up too much, and it was so hairy I had to trim it with scissors. I really need to start some socks for Mother's Day, too. I need one pair at least, still debating on whether or not I'll make a pair for MIL or not.
I saw this the other day, thanks to a link on KnitDad's blog. I really like it. I was looking on eBay and saw some Kathmandu yarn I like (one of her swatches is in that). I really like the colors in the Noro Sakura she used, but I like the even-ness of the Kat. She says it's a good pattern for beginners, and I've never knit a shawl before, so I guess that's a good match. I'd be using 4.5mm needles with the Kat, 4mm with the Noro. Still have to think about it for awhile. I have so many other things on the go or planned, I really don't need to add to it. But, y'know.
Happy knitting!

** Not that it's a bad thing, Aija!


Blogger Carol said...

That yarn is gorgeous. I just don't know how you find the time to do all you do.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

no wonder you had to buy it -- it is gorgeous!!! I love it, and I am not a fan of pink (it reminds me of raspberries and blackberries. Who are you going to knit socks for? They look like a keeper for you! What pattern do you have in mind for them?

I was in to the store yesterday -- dishcloth cotton to go in with my mother 's birthday gift -- M said K ordered the Austerman! I am pretty excited -- I want the #7 and possibly the #8!! Please let me know when they arrive!

9:43 AM  
Blogger lexa said...

This new yarn is for me! I don't normally go for pinks, and this looked darker on Etsy (but I still love it!). Now I need to find a pattern for it. (I find it hard to part with sock yarn I buy -- I usually have to specifically buy yarn if I'm planning on making gift socks for someone. I usually get stuff I want, so I can't bear to knit it up for someone else! I'm terrible, I know. I should just get some variety sock yarn for the stash so I've got gift stuff if I need it.)

Will let you know when the Austerman comes in. I know there's at least two I'll be getting before it's gone. There's only two of each color, I think. (For now.) Hopefully it won't be too long before she orders the second batch.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

me again ... forgot to mention theat the socks on your little guy are sweet! very cute -- I nabbed that pattern when you posted it, thinking of a pair for my nephew.

Also ... you are a booga machine, girl! Post pics of the pink one! What is the SWS like to work with (aside from being a good felter?)

9:51 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Love the socks on your little one! They really came out well.
Not a big pink fan, but the yarn looks gorgeous.
I look forward to seeing the latest bag when it is felted.
I am in the blocking mode this weekend. Two shawls and 1 scarf will be finished by tonight!

11:01 AM  
Blogger monica said...

That yarn is so pretty. I love the sleeping sock model pictures. I could never get my kids to nap after they were about 2 unless they were sick. The socks look great.

8:35 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

That picture was taken at like 11pm. I stayed up to make sure I finished them. I just grafted the toe. I had promised they'd be ready for the next day. :)

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh my gosh, this yarn is to die for, seriously - these colors are more than awesome indeed! And your little one - well, he's just the cutest, that's for sure!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Love that yarn! The colors are great. I think they will look as a pair of socks for you.

The socks for the little one came out fabulous.

Love the Booga. Bought yarn for one for myself, just haven't done it yet. Now I may have to get motivated, so I can have one too.

Oh, and I'm gonna see if there is a way I can get you a copy of my Ghost Hunters. You do have a dvd player, right?

9:43 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

Now that is some pretty yarn!!!
I Love the modeled sock picture!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Gorgeous yarn!

Your son is too funny, falling asleep anywhere like that. His socks are cute too.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Wow...all that yardage too! Lovely yarn...lovely.
Aww...heh heh...I can't help but take pictures of my boys when they are sleeping too. :)
They are so funny. Is he sporting some mom socks there? :)

3:19 PM  

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