Sunday, May 20, 2007


Yarn love

While on the cruise, there was also lots of wonderful gifted fiber, not the least of which were a pair of socks from Michelle, owner of the Sweet Sheep, an online yarn store. Can you think of a more fabulous occupation than ordering and sending beautiful yarns all day? I am so lucky that she was my sock swap buddy! She made me these beautiful socks out of Colinette Jitterbug.

Check out those clocks! Now go order some of her yarn right now. Even if you don't knit, it's pretty enough to be a decorative item in your home. Put it in the fruit bowl!

Just to gild the lily, Michelle gave me a skein of the rare and elusive Black Bunny Fibers yarn, too!

I was too eager to get started, so I don't have a picture of the unwound skein, but it was purdy. All Funfetti cake colors! Using some of the great advice I got at one of the sock knitting "courses" on the ship (taught by the fabulous Eunny Jang), I did a slip stitch pattern (slipping every fourth stitch every other row). It's my usual sock pattern--derived from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

These are so cheerful and lovely. I can't wait to wear them in the fall with some jeans.

We also got a skein of Mama-E's incredible hand-dyed sock yarn. Mine is in the colorway "Seasick" but it's way cuter than that sounds.

Off topic: Thanks for the ANTM sympathy--I totally agree that their description of Renee as "old" was terribly insulting, since she looked about 17 and a half in most of her photos. I do hope that she and Natasha carve out careers of their own, possibly as globe-trotting model roommates on a Bravo reality show. I just really love Bravo reality shows.

Must dash--Masterpiece Theatre is on!

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Pretty socks! Maybe we can wear them when I come visit next week? Compared to sunny Florida, the NE looks chilly. - A
Yay for free yarn! Your funfetti socks knitted up very nicely.
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