Thursday, February 08, 2007

Little Bit Of Everything

Man, I got an FO, some yarn pr0n, and my new stuff Wednesday Thursday.

First up, the fourth pair of completed socks of 2007.

Socks #4

Project Stats:
Pattern: Cookie's Monkey from Knitty
Yarn: Socks that Rock in "Lucy"
Needles: Crystal Palace size 1
Start Date: January 13
Finish Date: February 7
Mods: Just inserting an eye-of-partridge heel flap instead of the slip stitch one.

Socks #4

They qualify for Project Spectrum, too. And I love the way the yarn pooled - it's crazy how that happens. Adelle made the same pattern in the same yarn, and yet hers look totally different. (Sidenote: this is the very first time I've finished knitting a pattern from Knitty during the same season in which the pattern was released.)

I got my new bag just in time for New Stuff Wednesday!

Namaste Messenger Bag

This thing is big enough to carry everything I could possibly need.


I love the contrast fabric, and I've already done my best to stuff the thing full.

Ahh, the room...

I even have a little mascot:

The yummy bag's mascot

Did you spot the new sock in progress? It's just my standard sportweight sock....but the yarn is such fun. And I was being selfless - this one's strictly for Travis, even though I wanted to cast on another sock for me....

Uma socks

It's Sweet Georgia's "Kill Bill" colourway, and it makes me laugh. And while we're on the subject of yarn pr0n....

J-Knits in "Providence"

I picked up a skein of J-Knits in "Providence" from The Loopy Ewe - and I'm very proud of myself for picking this colourway, since it's kind of purple-y and outside of what I might normally go for. Vaguely. Not by much...but it's something.

Apple Laine Apple Pie yarn in Macintosh

And then I got some of the (soon-to-be-restocked) Apple Laine, exactly the colours you might expect.

So yeah, on the one hand, it's a good thing sock yarn doesn't count. On the other hand....sock yarn was really one of the only things I ever bought anyway. So I guess even though I'm following the rules, my stash marathon thing is, uh, not actually going so well. For every pair I finish, I pick up maybe three more skeins, and I'm in deep love with all of them. I need surrogate sock knitters.

I'm going to go snuggle with my Lucy socks and my kitty. Whenever he finds himself not indisposed.

Do you MIND??

" you mind?? This is terribly undignified."