Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Only a few days left until I am back to 4:30 am to 6:30 pm work days. UGH. I may take a few WIP shots today, may not. I have some reading and knitting I really want to finish before getting back to work.

I hit the pit yesterday. Mom wanted her holiday "do", so I did a side of ribs, we had beans, slaw and corn on the cob. She said my Q was good, but she's my Mom and a bit biased. Anywho. We had a yummy meal. My Sis teased me - cause I was sitting on the couch in the living room watching the pit through the patio door while knitting socks. She says I knit scratch and sniff socks. Rub the socks I was working on and they smell like BBQ :D She's so silly ;P

Color surprise, the Socks That Rock 24 Karat yarn looked semi-solid when I wound it into a ball. So I chose a lace pattern for it. After the first lace repeat I realized it is very vary colored and the lace pattern would be a wasted effort. So I did the lace pattern in reverse for an interesting top and I am finishing the sock in stockinette. STR is the most beautiful yarn, it develops so well all on its own. I cannot wait to see what the Lemongrass looks like when I get past the cuff. I picked a textured pattern because of the greens, but again if doing all the extra work of a textured pattern starts getting lost in the colorway I will finish the sock in stockinette and let the hand painted colors develop their own pattern. This is the first time I have knit the light weight STR yarn, it is not as soft or squishy as the heavy weight. I will probably not buy any more of the light weight. I have a couple more skeins in this weight and one or two medium weight. So far the heavy weight is my preference.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Tee hee, scratch and sniff socks lol