Remember when I used to knit socks? Remember when I was buying sock yarn like there was no tomorrow? I’m happy to report that it’s been months since I bought sock yarn. It’s actually been April since I bought sock yarn. I think that’s a record. I wonder if my favorite yarn shop, The Loopy Ewe, is missing me. I can tell you that I’m missing them. I love buying yarn . . as much or more than I love buying fabric but it’s that realization that I’ll never be able to knit up all the yarn I have that has stopped me from ordering for almost four months.
The fact that I haven’t had a spare minute to sit and knit hasn’t helped either. I keep a knitting project in the cars and I keep one in my “grab & go” bag so I get in a few minutes of knitting every now and then. There are at least 6 pairs of socks that are close to being finished. I’ll have more knitting time now that I’m finished canning tomatoes.
Here are the most recent finishes:
These were made from Wollmeise 100% wool yarn. I’m not crazy about the stripes but I love the feel of this Wollmeise yarn. Too bad it’s so blasted hard to get. These are from the yarn Vince thought was red, white and blue. It isn’t — it’s fuscia, black and pink.
And, I finished these:
Not sure what this yarn is but it’s a bit thicker than the yarns I usually work with. It will be great for winter boots. Again, I like tone on tone type yarn better than stripes. I need to remember that if ever I need to buy yarn again!
These two finishes means I’ve finished four pairs of socks in 2010. My goal is 15 pairs so I’d better get to knitting, huh?