Friday, February 8, 2008

Sock yarn, anyone?

We've gotten a bunch of new stuff in the shop recently, mostly since Shelly and I went to our trade show in January.  The New Year often inspires diets of many kinds, and some people even entertain the idea of a "yarn diet" to slim down their stash.  Just a friendly reminder to say: "SOCK YARN DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS YOUR STASH!"

So enjoy, guilt free!  

Plymouth Happy Feet

OnLine Supersocke

SWTC Tofutsies
all new colors!

Noro Kureyon Sock

And, last but not least, Dream in Color Smooshy Sock!


Sunday, February 3, 2008

sweet treats

"Do you like my new leggings?"
I made these for Audrey this morning.  I felted an old sweater in the machine, and cut these little legwarmers from the sleeves.  The sweater was wool, angora, and 10% nylon, but still felted well.  They came out so cute and soft!  Now I just need to decide what to make with the rest of the sweater.  Toys?  Tea cozy?  Baby hat?

I've been knitting too.  I finished this first Neopolitan Sock a couple of weeks ago.  It is knit with solid brown and variegated pink Aussie Sock.  (ravelry)
I knit one round plus one stitch for each stripe, making the jog swirl around the sock.  I finished with a star toe shaping, which I think came out a bit short.  I'll do something different when I finish the second one, then rip the first and reknit.  Any suggestions besides the plain old "flat toe with kitchener"?