11/28/2007

Sock Clubs curb my spending.

Posted in Sock Club at 1:40 pm by Jennie

Ever since I joined a few sock clubs I’ve noticed that I spend a bit less on sock yarn purchases. I suppose it’s the fact that I know I will be getting a surprise sock yarn every month makes me rationalize not needing to buy more. lol. Though with the holidays around, I’ve seen quite a few fantastic sales that I just could not pass up; you’ll probably be seeing a bit more stash enhancement. hehe

Here are my latest beauties:

Yarn Pirate - Solstice Solstice

Spunky Eclectic - Irish Dreams Irish Dreams by Spunky Eclectic

Look at all the fantastic goodies, a cute magnet card, some yummy lavender soap, a double headed stitch marker, and some interesting Irish tea. I’m really glad I joined the WoolGirl Sock club.

Happy Wednesday! Oh and in case anyone is wondering, I have been working on my Firstarters, but I’ve been tweaking them a bit so you’ll have to wait and see when I finish them up.

10/23/2007

A few updates

Posted in Accessories, Sock Club, Stash tagged , at 1:27 pm by Jennie

This past week of being sick made me realize how much I missed my knitting. I actually thought my love affair with it was over. The thought really freaked me out. Especially since I have a nice size sock stash. LOL. I kept trying to knit a few rows here and there but I was so tired from all the medicine and all I wanted to do was sleep. I lost a few days there. I’m still not fully back to my normal self, waiting for my voice to come back. I sound super squeaky and weird. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to wish me well. Your thoughts are deeply appreciated.

Now that things are slowly getting better, no worries, I still love knitting and it’s here to stay. Yippee! Alright, onward to a few updates…

Last weekend I had a great opportunity to go check out The Knitting Nest. Thanks to Janet for informing me about it, seeing as how I have no idea what goes on here in my own city. It is a cute little place with a nice cozy area to knit and chat. Kinda far for me to go on a regular basis but if I ever needed any cascade 220 in any color, they stock it all. There is an amazing wall of pure cascade goodness for ya’ll cascade lovers out there. I didn’t go home with any yarn since I’m more of a sock yarn lover right now. But I didn’t go empty handed. I snagged a cute little project bag and my current sock is in it now. The bag is by Knitting Ewe On The Go.

Sock Pouch Closed with project

Here’s the latest Yarn Pirate Sock Club enhancement. This time around Georgia included some extra goodies. Two circular needles; US1 and US2. They are cute and pink. Don’t know how much I’ll like them since the cord isn’t quite as flexible as my current Knit Picks needles. The colorway is called Killer Bees. Perfect for the Hallow-day season. Can I just say that it is super hard to photograph neon colors. The yellow and green are actually neon in real life. And I mean super bright neon colors. Picture a green and yellow highlighter, that’s exactly how they look.
Yarn Pirate - Killer Bees YP October '07

And finally, here’s what’s gonna be going on the needles next. This has been sitting in the stash for some time now and I think it would make a nice pair of Firestarters. I did sign up for the KAL, I really should cast on soon. LOL. The colorway is called Pantomime and I picked it up at The Loopy Ewe.

Posh Yarn - Pantomime

Have a good week. Off to take more meds.

10/01/2007

Sock Club Stash

Posted in Knitting, Sock Club, Socks, Stash tagged , , , at 6:50 pm by Jennie

More stash love for ya on yet another fantastic Monday.

I’ve been a bit behind on posting my goodies from the sock clubs I’ve luckily been able to join. Here’s the first shipment of the Wool Girl Sock Club. I like it! Very pretty shades of blues, greens and purples. It’s a sport weight, so I don’t know what I’m gonna be doing with it. I may knit the pattern, but then again who knows, it’ll probably be in the stash queue for some time, hehe.

Wool Girl Sock Club Miss Babs - Waterfall
The yarn is really squishy.

Next, September’s Yarn Pirate Booty
It’s a Merino/Tencel blend and wow, this stuff is super soft and shiny. I’m really glad I joined this club. The colors may not be what I’d normally go for but this club has exposed me to a lot of different types of yarn blends/bases that are just amazing.

Yarn Pirate - Butternut
Yarn Pirate
Colorway: Butternut
Fingering wt
400yd Merino/Tencel

And last but not least, I do have to knitting to show. Yippee. And just in time for Socktoberfest 2007. I’ve already cast on its mate.

Waving Lace Sock
Pattern: Waving Lace Socks from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Interlacements Tiny Toes
Colorway: Mardi Gras