Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Well, I don't get it, but I still can't post a title. How annoying.

I will call this -- July Socks and Pair Twelve of Fifty-Two.

I finally finished Dad's Father's Day socks, albeit late. The first picture was taken outside and is color accurate. I should have taken them all outside, but I didn't. These are made with Patons Kroy in Glencheck. 2x2 ribbed cuff changing to 4x2 rib.

Booga Bag started for my best friend, who I am getting to see next month for the first time in five years! Noro Kureyon #92. Picture taken this morning, and I finished it after work. I started the i-cord, but I think I'll wait a bit to felt it. I have something else to knit in a similar color that needs felting, so I should wait to save on power and water.

I want to knit another one for someone else, but I need it soon, like less than two weeks. We don't carry Noro, and we don't have much left for Patons SWS. The boss lady did, however, place an order yesterday and has a bunch of it ordered in, so hopefully it will arrive the end of next week. I can knock one off in two days, one day if I'm not working and can push it. Apparently a lady that bought the yarn to make two bags (plus got me to make her one) showed it to her friends. She arrived Friday night and bought $100 worth of SWS because her friends all want to knit them! She lives about 45 minutes away, so they picked their colors, and she came to get it. That stuff didn't move hardly at all til I made a bag out of it, now it's one of the best sellers! (There's also talk of another mixed bag of Austerman in the second set of colors, too.)

Got my sock yarn in the mail today. Kinda sucked that the seller sent it so I had to pay $11 duty. I so much prefer it when it's sent as a sample or gift. (As soon as it's marked as a purchase valued at $20 or more the post office imposes duties. A lot of US sellers are really good and send stuff so we don't have to pay it. This is only the second time I've been winged for duty, both times on eBay. At least our exchange rate is almost par now.) I don't have pictures of the yarn, but it's gorgeous! I can't wait to make my socks with the mostly solid orangey one. The other one looks way better in person than it did on the listing, too.
Well, must go do the dishes.
Happy knitting!


Blogger Alyson said...

Man! Good to know - now that I sell stuff I know to be a nice guy. :-)

7:34 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

woooo hooo! I am loving the Noro for the bag! The colours really pop! should look really great when it felts up.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

The socks look cozy -- funny how the colours change in different light, though, eh! I was in a craft store on the weekend and they had a small sample of SWS knit and felted. It felt nicer than I thought it would. Hmmm.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I never could post a blog title until I switched to new Blogger a few months ago. I just put my title at the beginning of my post and made it bold. Worked for years. Now the biggest problem I have is coming up with titles.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Your bag is going to be gorgeous! Love the colours!

I am off to Ottawa in the morning so not much knitting will get done till I get back home on Sunday evening!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I was having problems posting the title too and what I found I have to do is hover the curser pretty much on the top line of the title box and click...then the little line appears in the box so I can type the title. I wonder what's up with that though?

The socks look great, as does the beginnings of the Booga Bag! I really like those colours in the Noro.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Great looking sockies - and they seem to be so cozy and warm! And my gosh, I love the Noro for the bag!

6:32 AM  

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