Monday, May 08, 2006

I Just Had to Have It

Need I say more? I was thinking of making a Clapotis, but obviously the gauge would be off, and yardage would be off...and then Yarn Harlot said this was the stuff dreamy socks were made of...and I saw that Ms. Mintyfresh made a lovely pair of Pomatomus socks out of the same yarn. Could Pomatomus be in my future?

Koigu - ooooh! These are skeins that I just HAD to have. The celery color is Koigu KPM 4001, dye lot 13. The variegated is Koigu KPPPM 304, dye lot 56. I am not sure what I am going to make with them yet, but I do believe the KPPPM will turn into a pair of socks to match the boyfriend socks below.

Koigu for the hunky boyfriend. *sigh* Dreamy man, dreamy yarn. Koigu KPM 2410, dye lot 126.

Lorna's Lace's - never really saw her variegated stuff and this is quite lovely. It is called Sand Ridge, color 6717. Hunky boyfriend and I plan on returning to Bermuda this summer so I plan on making some Bermuda socks with this lovely yarn. (Bermuda socks, get it?!)

At last, I have Trekking in my stash! Thanks to Hila, I am now the proud owner of 2 skeins of this stuff. Bottom color is 101, top is color 105. I also ordered another skein which has more teal in it. I think we need to bump our sock club to a pair a week as opposed to a pair a month!

And to prove that I don't just stare at sock yarn, here is one completed Padded Footlet - unblocked, and too big for me. (They aren't for me so that is ok.)

Pattern is from Interweave Knits Summer 2005. I have really enjoyed making them for the most part, but honestly, next time I make a pair, I may skip the whole double stranded sole. It's a pain in the ass. Then again, I could change my mind tomorrow.

Woo hoo! My Lorna's Lace's self striping is finally making it's way into socks. I am whipping out these simple socks for my knitting group's sock event tonight. This yarn is so dreamy to work with. I am using size us1 which seems to be working well, I probably should have cast on a couple extra stitches. 64 stitches seems a tad tight, butwho knows, could be just right in the end.

And finally, the end of this long post, I show you my yarn horror. It didn't look like this on the computer screen when I ordered it. The colors looked soft and lovely. In fact, this picture doesn't really do justice to the vibrance of the purple. Yikes.


Blogger Mary, Mary... said...

Honey, you are one sock binging mama! You make me look positively restrained. There are going to be some happy feet out there!

9:52 AM  
Blogger trek said...

Hmm... do you know any royalty for whom you could knit socks?

10:01 AM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

That is an incredible amount of sock yarn! I really am kind of obsessed with the Pomatomus pattern--I love the look of the twisted stitches, and the Anne yarn is really so lovely on my feet. It's a special treat whenever I put them on.

11:25 AM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

You have just been upgraded to the sock of the week club without rules!! LOVE, LOVE LOVE your new stash. so, how shall I say, delicious looking... I have some Lorna Lace stripes and was not sure how it will knit, it looks fun, great for clogs. mine is purpley.

11:44 AM  
Blogger miss ewe said...

I am SOOOOooooo jealous of your sock stash. All that koigu! And the LL. And the Trekking. JEALOUS! It's all gorgeous. Have fun with it!

2:02 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Wow, what a breathtaking post-- all of it! (Even the purple sassy stripes!!)

2:38 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

That sock yarn porn is positively XXX rated! If I was you I would just sit and stare at it for a week.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous aquaknits said...

The sock yarn stash just keeps growing, getting more amazing by the post. The Schaefer yarn looks heavenly (and I've been eyeing some Trekking too). Great job on the footlet, it looks quite comfy!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Everything looks so great! Yummy new sock yarns, too.

5:28 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

OMG, you had me drooling all over my computer. What a fab stash - all that potential.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Wendy Dorrel said...

Lovely stash!! I've been bit by the sock yarn bug recently as well. I'm a bit daunted by sock patterns but soon I'll making pair after pair. :)

12:53 PM  

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