Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What I'm Taking to Knit Nite

Tonight is Knit Nite at the Liverpool SuperStore Community Room from 7-8+. Last one til November 14th! Ga! If I can get this stuff wound into balls before it's time to go then I will take it with me. These will be work socks for my step FIL. I'm using the Briggs & Little Heavy Socks pattern and their Tuffy yarn. (80% wool, 20% nylon). The red should be enough to stripe several pairs. I chose red since a lot of work socks have red stripes, plus it goes with all of the grey Tuffies, the brown, and some of the blues. The other color is called smoke. Hubby will get some of these this winter, too.

This is my current sock project. It's Tropicana socks for me from some hand-dyed that I got on eBay well over a year ago at least. I think it's 100% merino, hand-wash. Can't remember. I took it outside to try to get a better color shot, but it's one of those colors that just can't capture well on camera. It's bright, but not quite this bright. I will have to take something else to Knit Nite tonight, even if I don't get the B&L wound into balls. This pattern has short-row heels, and I want to try it again, and I'll need to be in front of the computer looking at the tutorial when I try it. So, it's a simple four-row repeat that flies by, so should I get to the heel I'll be stalled til I get home. Need back-up knitting.

I'm also taking these, and yes, I share!

Impatiently waiting for the yarn orders to arrive. I wrote down some new Regia yarns today, too. Hope to get them ordered sometime in the not too distant future. They've got a new one out that looks really neat. I made up the signs for the new On Your Toes sock yarn today as well as the signage for the next two months Yarn of the Month. November will be Patons Astra, and December is any flavor of Briggs & Little, including the rovings.
Hope to see some of you local guys tonight!
Happy knitting!


Blogger Dorothy said...

wish I could make it tonight!

The on your toes sock yarn, do you happen to have red and orange/gold (harry potter colors for whatever house that is)??

Those cookies look yummy - almost have me thinking of doing some baking...almost.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

The cookies were as good as they look.

Fun time at knit night and glad to meet 2 new knitters! It is great to have resources for advice,etc in the same room when you are knitting.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

I love the colors for your heavy socks!
I've printed off the Tropicana Socks - Who knows when I will get to them, Yours will be pretty in the bright tropical variegated!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh, these are going to be some yummy looking socks! And the cookies... awwww! You have me drooling here ;)

10:01 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I wanna come!!

For those cookies of course!!

Great sock colors!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Would love to go to your knit nite , but my pilot is unavailable . Have fun and happy knitting ! Love the Tropicana socks , great colours .

2:00 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

Thanks again for the cookies, they were delish. The hubby is getting quite jealous that I'm getting all of these treats when I go out and am not bringing any back for him!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Ok, big comment coming, trying to catch up for the last couple of posts. Hee hee!

Love the colors for the work socks, but then again, they are also Ohio State colors (Go Bucks!).

Cookies look yummy, I'll be along for some as soon as I can (I wish, lol).

I saw the new Regia Galaxy colors today at my LYS, but didn't look closely, now I wish I had.

Love the October socks. That color way is fabulous.

Yea, for your hubby starting with the new company!

Ya know, I saw the new "On Your Toes" sock yarn at my LYS today. I wouldn't have guessed that it knit up like that. I may have to get some now.

Love the Firestarter pattern! I have some Panda Wool in Cinnamon that I bought a few months back that would look great in that pattern.

Have a great weekend!

5:41 PM  

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