Thursday, March 22, 2007

Searching For Answers

Blog Feature

A reader asked a question and I had fun finding the answer.

Diana asked:
I like the wooden sock shapers. Do you think I need a pair??? ;) Where did you get those? I haven't seen them with decorative sheep.

I went to My Flickr page . Then clicked on the "Yarn and stuff " folder. Found the pic:

sock blockers

And there was the link:

However, I also discovered an easier way after I did all that. In the upper lefthand corner of this blog is a box and next to it is "Search Blog." type in "sock blockers" and it takes you right to the post when I first talked about them. Cool feature huh?!

Onto knitting talk

I have revisited an old friend. Every now and then between projects, I work on the Blueberry Shawl. We have a theory about this at knit group. I like the Blueberry Shawl alot, but I have not finished it. We think it is because I like to work on it. If I finish is, then I will have less time with it. It may end up folded in a drawer that way. And that would be sad. just a theory. Anyway, I have added a few rows to it this week.

Blueberries Shawl

I have also been swatching for a new project. That is kinda funny in itself, because I rarely swatch. But I wanted to try out a new pattern and was not sure what needle size to use. So I grabbed some leftover sock yarn, no shortage of that in my stash!
I ended up with this:

Yarn: Fleece Artist, Pinata
Needles: size 5
Pattern: Gossamer Shells Scarf from One Skein Wonders p.55

Then I wound up the yarn I want to use for the project:

Lime N Violet yarn

Lime N Violet yarn from Lisa Souza. I think it will make a nice feather and fan scarf! I was thinking of alternating the colors every other row. I was also thinking since it looked so good in the leftover yarn, maybe doing another one some time with all my leftovers. That would be interesting. Maybe a shawl instead of a scarf since I have an abundance, due in part to the tiny feet (size 3 kids feet, really) not using much for a pair of socks. Also due to the sock yarn multiplying in the stash while the lights are out! hehe

I am so excited about my latest Knitpicks order on its way! I have been (not so) patiently waiting for More Sensational Knitted Socks to be released. I ordered it yesterday! YEAH! Also, Favorite Socks will be along, as well as some sock yarn (there is a shocker!) to make the free shipping deal. WHOO HOO!!

More Sensational Knitted SocksFavorite Socks

On the "Coworker Learning to Knit" newsfront.
She is purling now too!!
YEAH! She is doing GREAT!!


Blogger Tiffany said...

Thanks for the info on the sock blockers. You are so lucky with those books. I'm trying to be good but I want them so bad!!!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Took me long enough didn't it? Thanks for posting about the sock blockers! I did find several pair on that eBay link! Now wondering if I can get my woodworking husband to make me some!!Thanks again!

7:21 PM  

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