Monday, March 2, 2009

~*~Lil Pink Schocks~*~

FINALLY.


These only took me about 4 months to finish!
Just a basic sock: 2x2 Ribbing on the leg portion and then straight along the foot.
Size 1 Magic Loop
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino Sock Yarn in Raspberry

I have to confess, I had NO desire to finish these while working them up last fall. I seriously hit that knitting slump that a lot of knitters out there seemed to hit around the same time (verified by reading all the blogs I do). I love to knit, but there's a point when I need to do other things and a break is well worth it. It IS good to know I'm not alone though! And it's good to know my knitting sits and waits for me to feel the luv again.

I also finished a couple more Preemie Hats. These are so fun to make, I really enjoy the quickness of these and it's wonderful to know they'll be on some teeny wittle person soon.

Bernat Baby Softee
Size 3 Magic Loop
The Pink and White one I striped and the blue is a varigated yarn.
They just make me happy-happy.

Saturday was cold, rainy, and miserable, but I went to a knitting meeting anyway. I was worried that there would only be a few people (or just me!) but the room was pretty full by the time I got there. A lady I knew from an old knitting group was there so it was great to see a familiar face right when I walked in.

It's just amazing how totally different people, from different backgrounds, can get together in a room with some sticks and string and just fill the time with laughter and enjoyment. I'm really excited about this group since it's close to my house and they meet up twice a month. I also just found another group in town but their meetings are pretty far for me - but it's always nice to have options if I'm ever out that way.

Wonder of Wonders, the knitting break I took didn't include the purchase of yarn of course. No, that would never do. Here's some of my bounty:

I've been drooling for awhile over this tweedy Queensland Kathmandu Aran. I ordered some in Taupe and Burgundy. I want every color....but....you know how it is. These will hopefully be a hat for The Big Guy and some fingerless mitts for me!



It seems like EVERYBODY wants this stuff but I just loved the colors. For me, it's always about the colors....

Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns
Color 103.
It's fuzzier than I thought it would be, but it is soft....more fingerless mitts probably....



Knit Picks Essential Bordeaux Kettle Hand Dyed. Uh, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color. I don't even want to use it, I just love to look at it.



That's all I have pics of right now. I have to slow down some on the purchases for sure. Times are pretty scary right now, but that's why you gotta have a little sunshine.

Happy Knitting.

5 comments:

mrae said...

Cute little hats, and I am glad that you finished your socks!
Mona

knittinwolf said...

Great socks and love the little hats! Love, love all the yarn purchases!

Julianne said...

Ohhhh......Pretty socks. I love them. And the itty bitty hats are so adorable....they make me happy too....Look at all the yarn. How pretty. I was going to ask you about the knitpicks yarn and if you liked it. I was on their website the other day and they have some pretty colors and some cool kits. But I think I better slow down on my yarn for a bit. I just ordered my last custom order from SquibStitcher and joined two of her sock clubs which start in May. I did use my GC that I got for my b-day to WoolGirl so that should hold me over right? Yeah right.....That is good that you have found a nice meeting place. I hope you have fun. I wish you were here so we could go to one together or make up our own...oh well. Maybe one day...love ya...YBF

Anna said...

Love the colors of the Mini Mochi. As you know I haven't knit in a couple of months. I hope to get motivated to knit soon, as I have a bunch of documentaries saved in my DVR and I like to have something to do while I watch tv. I think the socks and hats turned out great, btw.

Nat Red Knits said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one suffering from knitting lag!

I absolutely LOVE Color 103!!!

Those are Jeanne colors if I ever saw them!