Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Suna Buys More Yarn


Rio de la Plata
Originally uploaded by sunasak
I remember that I don't have a job, but yarn cheers me up. So, when I dropped by the Gauge LYS on my way to buy D&D stuff for my kids and more beads for the wedding shawl, I let myself get some new pretties. Here you see lovely Rio de la Plata sock yarn that I let Beccano choose the color of. Certainly it's bright and cheery. I also got Panda Silk in blues and, sigh, I succumbed and bought some Noro sock yarn. I'd been waiting to get some at my usual shop, but I don't think she's going to order any. It's certainly Noro-esque, rough and irregular, but the colors are very pretty. I've seen the one I got knit up (greens and pinks) and it is quite fine. Now at least I can give these yarns a try, if their numbers come up, heh heh.

At least I am on sock #2 of the Cherry Rib ones, so some day I'll get to pick a new sock yarn!

The Wedding Shawl is taking most of my knitting time. I got to the end of it, and since I bought three more tubes of beads, I decided to add one more repeat of the border pattern. It will make it very bead-filled on the bottom, and more important, a bit longer. From what I have read, this is not a really big shawl when blocked, so a few more inches may be good. I am looking for a nice lacy fingerless mitt pattern to knit and add beads to as an accessory. It may be chilly at the wedding, so this seems wise. And it will be a good use for the leftover yarn. Another idea would be to incorporate the motifs from the shawl into fingerless mitts.

When I don't have time to sit and work on the shawl, I am making some cotton dishcloths for a blog friend who has a pink kitchen with a cherry theme. I found the one cherry patterned dishcloth on the Internet (yay) so one cloth will have that. The others are some patterns in a Lily brochure that I am doing for fun, plus I made up a few based on Harmony Guide patterns, which I'll do next. I'll put up some photos soon as I have some. I am just using Sugar & Cream, nothing fancy.

Well, I have to get ready for a job interview. Yay for that.

5 comments:

  1. What pretty sock yarn! I have a coupon for 15% off sock yarn this month at a LYS but I really don't need any more sock yarn. But should that stop me?!?

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  2. Heavens, no! You need to stock up, in case "something happens" some day, and you need to knit a lot of socks with no opportunity to buy yarn...and hey, some of those sock yarns are one of a kind! You have to get them!

    Suna the Enabler

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  3. Are the women at my LYS paying you? With sock yarn? ;)

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  4. Shhhh--that's my little secret.

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  5. I broke down and got some Noro sock yarn the other day, naturally in a different, rather vibrant colorway. I cast on for swatching on the 21st (I have somehow signed up for Summer of Socks 2008). As is usual for me with Noro, I broke the yarn a couple of times, but hey, it's just a swatch! Then I decided to see what it looked like in the pattern I was considering (which is only available to SOS08 participants, which is why I signed up to begin with). It's actually a pretty darned simple pattern. Then I broke a needle. In the middle of the needle. It's a Harmony circular, too! I'm hoping this is an aberration, though after my HiyaHiya experience, this concerns me. I'm wondering if the socks are just snakebit.

    I hope your experience with the Noro yarn is better. I've finally managed a good inch with no yarn breakage, anyway.

    Love the wedding shawl, btw. I'm looking forward to examining it in person!

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