Friday, November 11, 2005

Immediate Gratification

I went to my LYS the other day looking for instant gratification. I wanted a nice skein of yarn that I could knit into a panta and wrist warmers that would look good on me. I did find that skein, but I found something else as well. Somehow I managed to walk out of the store with a $20 hank of sock yarn. Not that I don't have 3 unused skeins already.

See the thing is that My LYSO had talked up Mountain Colors Bearfoot to me before: It's the softest, it's got the best colorways, it's just plain fabulous, your fingers are not going to believe it. Blah, blah, blah. And back in June she told me that she sent in an order and that she should have it soon. I kept on checking and checking, but it never showed up. Well she finally got that order. The UPS man delivered it right when I got into the shop and she opened the box for another customer that was sock yarn shopping. That was my downfall. All the beautiful yarn!

mountain colors bearfoot in Juniper.
OMG! It is the softest sock yarn evah. It's got 15% mohair (I think) so I am a little afraid on the yarn getting fuzzy, but I am in love with it: the colors, the feel,future sock it will be . I just wish it weren't so expensive.

Speaking of socks, I have had visions of sock designs in my head lately. Mostly they involve both color and texture, cables and traveling lines. I bought 5 skeins of Lambs Pride Naturespun sport super wash for this project. If I have my way with these socks, they will be very interesting indeed. What I need to do now is sit down and chart these puppies out. I can only do K2 P2 fair isle ribbing for so long. blech!

Notice that I made a boo boo knitting these. I have been two handing it: knit=English and purl=continental. The stranding that this brings about has been pushing out the purl stitches. I'd rather the knit stitches be emphasized so the last row I changed to continental knits and english purls. We'll see how this pans out.

And last but not least, my BF's mom sent me a nice knit bag the other day. It's simple, plain and super soft. (25% alpaca). It's got to be partially handknit as the inside bottom seam is a three needle bindoff. I used to play a lot of soccer (football/calcio) and she knows that I like Roba di Kappa stuff so almost every package she sends contains some Kappa item (She's in Italy). But I think that this is my favorite Kappa bag. I wish we were living in Italy, too.

1 comment:

Mothlady said...

The colour of that sock yarn is gorgeous. I have learned to stay away from my LYS, but I should stay away from knitting blogs as well. Every week I see some new projects that I want to do. I'm just waiting for my holiday to start...