Friday, August 24, 2007

FOto Friday - August 24, 2007

Knit Picks

This aforementioned Knit Picks order arrived last Friday.

I purchased Lace Style, and two books by Elizabeth Zimmerman: Knitting Without Tears and Knitting Workshop.

Somehow, on my first order, I managed not to buy any books, even though the book sale was the whole reason I went over to Knit Picks in the first place. So, of course, when I realized that the book sale was about to end, I had to rush over there and grab some books. And more sock yarn, apparently.

Alert Readers (and/or Knit Picks Junkies) may notice Peacock in the front - didn't I buy that color already? Well, yes, dears, I did. But see, this is different. It's Special. The regular Peacock is rather bright. Girl liked it, so it will be socks for her. When I saw the Peacock "special dye lot", it looked more muted, so I snapped up two balls of the special dye lot as well. I am so glad I did, because I really like it.


I also really like the Lily Pad "special," the sock yarn on the right, as you saw yesterday. But I lied. That relationship is moving way faster than I let on. In fact...

Uh, yeah. That's a finished sock. In five days. Granted, it's a finished sock for a 6-year-old, but still. In fact, the swatch pic I posted? Faked. Well, not really faked. It is an actual swatch, after all. But I knit the swatch yesterday while I was reading blogs, then took a picture and posted it. The sock was already finished.

This pair will be a welcome replacement for this:

Ah, yes, the blue Cascade socks for Boy1. Toe-up in elastic cotton yarn. Just. Not. Working. To be frogged.

(Both Lily Pad and Peacock are now sold out in the special edition. Sorry. There are 5 other Special colors tho - Tuscon, Shale, Riverbed, Meadow, and Tuscany. I love them alllllllll. Especially Meadow. Hmm.)

Stash pic: LOLcat style:


Fullish balls in... top row - Warm Brown, Hot Purple, Jewels; middle row - Hot Blue, Rosewood, Cherry Swirl; bottom row - Citrus Fruits (2), Soft Teal.

That's the current state of my Sugar 'n' Cream collection. And I know I have a solid yellow and a solid white floating around the stash somewhere. How can I resist when it's on sale for $1/ball?


Khadijha Caitlin said...

I just love knit picks - I don't know what I'd do with out it!

Those are some beautiful colors!

Fiber Chic said...

Mmmmm...yummy yarn....
I don't think I've ever knitted a sock in 5 days. Granted, I haven't knitted that many socks...