Sunday, July 16, 2006

Yarn Pron and some updates

I went on a yarn buying spree this week. I picked up two skeins of Regia surf sock yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company. Great store, got the package in the mail very quickly. I think my husband is starting to suspect something. Packages of yarn are now arriving at our house on a regular basis and he is asking questions. I also won my first skein of Trekking XXL on ebay this week. It should get here in the next week or so. Now that I'm hearing about all of these great sock yarns, I'm trying to try them all.

While at my knitting class on Wednesday I picked up some more yarn. A skein of Morehouse Farms Merino in pink to knit a scarf for The Think Pink Challenge. After reading their book I've been dying to try out the yarn. Now I wonder if I can figure out which sheep it came from in the pics in the book...

I also picked up a skein of merino wook in DK weight variegated pinks/purples for my One Skein Secret Pal. Without giving out TMI, she lives in California and I live in the Midwest. Do you know how freaking hard it is to figure out what to buy someone whose climate does not have the craziness that yours does? This weekend it is around 100 degrees here and in 5 months it will be around 20 degrees. I can use any yarn at some point during the year. Don't know if that is the same in Cali.

An update on the socks on circs. Here they are, on the gusset rounds. I really liked knitting the leg part of the sock on the circs but am not crazy about the heel and gusset portion on the circs. For some reason I like having the instep all on one needle and on the circs it is split between the two. I also had a horrible time picking up stiches on one side. I frogged it a couple of times and then gave up and kept going. They are holey on one side but I figure I can take some yarn and patch them up in the end. Nothing like a desire for mediocrity to keep you going.

I've also knit a few more rounds on the Irish Hiking Scarf. I really like it and everyone who has seen it has been impressed even though I tell them it's really easy. Note to self: cables make you appear an accomplished knitter even if you aren't.


Dejhia said...
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Dejhia said...

The socks look great. I had problems picking up stitches along the guesset until I used a crochet hook to pick them up.

I would love to hear how the Regia yarn works up. I keep hearing wonderful things about it, but I havn't used it myself.

Bogie said...

When I knit the gusset & heel using 2 circs, I have the instep all on one needle, and the rest on the second needle. Try rearranging the stitches on the needles and see if you like it better.

Sarah said...

Ha ha ha, yarn pr0n. It totally is.