Nov 10

It may appear that from the lack of posting and perhaps because of my latest project that I haven’t been knitting. Or worse, fell off the earth! (Eep.) But those assumptions would be wrong.

Not only am I firmly ensconced on this here planet, but I have indeed been knitting. But low, not on the project I *should* be knitting. Oh, woe.

STR_SSS.JPG can you feel it?

I joined up with a group of other sock knitters and am working on my Second Sock Syndrome (SSS) partner’s sock. The way this works is I knit a sock for Toni, my partner, and she knits one sock for me. We then exchange these socks and the corresponding yarn, pattern, etc. Then, within knitting one sock, I’ll have a pair! This eradicates the second sock syndrome! Yay!

Lately I’ve heard a lot of praise (and a lot of hoarding of) the Socks That Rock (STR) yarn from The Fold. Tempted, I ordered some up (for my pal and myself), and away we go!

Because I want to leave something as a surprise, I’ve cleared the color from my SSS sock pic. Sorry, Toni – you’ll just have to wait! Tee hee. But I will say that I lovelovelove the colors. Yum! And the pattern? Perfect.

In a hank,
by the skein,
and as a cake, it’s all good!

As for *my* STR yarn (purrrrr), I can show you in full frontal color. This yarn is amazing to me because it looks so different in a hank vs. skein vs. wound into a cake vs. knitted up. All of it amazingly beautiful. (Not a drop of “meh” in the bunch.) Take a look and tell me what you think. Loverly, no?


And then there’s this loverly pink cake. I wish I would’ve grabbed a pic of it in the hank; it was like a pink cloud. I’m making myself a scarf to go with my new fall jacket (if fall ever gets here). I’m following the Fuzzy Scarf pattern in the Stitch n’ Bitch Nation book, which is a mock cable. This yarn reminds me of cotton candy, what with the colors and the halo, so that is what I’m calling it. And between Good Girl Purl and I, we’re sure to give y’all a sugar high!

Sshhh.. be vewy, vewy quiet

Oh, and as a bonus (and ’cause I know that’s what you’re really here for): a cutesy pic of Walter. Which is becoming harder and harder to get. Oh, he’s still really cute and he’ll cuddle. But mostly he is a Waltersaurus Rex out to destroy the world (aka our house).

As an aside: The picture in the background of most of these pix is of myself and a few family members on the beach of Newfound Lake, NH. This was taken a few years ago, but we vacation up there together most summers. We skipped this year and I miss it terribly. But even looking at the pic brings me a bit of it’s calm.

5 Responses to “Have I banished all knits?”

  1. Pamelalala Says:

    It’s all so lovely!!! And the SSS sock you are knitting …. beautiful!!! She is gonna love it!

  2. chris Says:

    Awwwww, sleepy kitty! Who would suspect from that sweet pic that he’s a one-cat wrecking crew?

    And the socks that rock? Beeyootiful! Your pal is a lucky, lucky person.

  3. aubyn Says:

    yes your secret pal is very lucky because those socks rock-oh wait of course they do that was in the title

  4. Toni Says:

    Ok now your making me crazy no fair .. I cant see the color .. gezz I cant wait to get it you are very good at not showing this yarn I would of never thought of it dang it ..
    Take care of you .. and hurry i can feel it now lol

  5. Erica Says:

    Walter is just too cute. Too. Cute.

    Missed you at the SnB last weekend. Love the pink cake!

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