What a miserable day – it was grey, rainy….very bleh. Its hard to sit and work sometimes when its so yucky looking out. But when I got home, I was happy because I got to wear these….
Pattern: Slipped Rib (Sensational Knitted Socks)
Needle: US #3 DPN
Start date: 9/9/06
Yarn? This is handspun! I bought the roving, Merlot Mist, from CopperMoose. This is my first project using my own yarn – and it was nice. Some sections of the yarn were more evenly spun than others, but it all worked out ok. These are very thick – they will make perfect winter socks.
I started the pair of Diagonal Rib socks – I ended up not using the Cherry Tree Hill yarn – there were too many color changes and it really obscured the pattern. So I’m using Knit Picks Essential. I can’t say I’m loving the yarn, though – its pretty scatchy. But it does show the pattern very nicely. I’m about halfway through the first sock (gotta love train knitting).
I’m starting to get ready to go to Rhinebeck. I’ve downloaded the vendor list, and circling the ones I really want to see. I’m also writing up my list of things I want to buy – so far….
- Blocking wires
- Yarn for the Flower Basket Shawl (I bought yarn for it, but I’m sort of iffy on it, so I thought I’d see what I can find)
- Sock yarn for Mom
- Sock yarn for me!
- I was going to buy a Woolee Winder for my Lendrum, but they aren’t going to be there….so I suppose I just need to finally order it online
- Roving (of course)
That’s the list for now….I’m sure I’ll be adding some more. Unlike Maryland, this year I wanted to take a list of pattern requirements with me and buy yarn for specific things, rather than just buying whatever catches my eye. We’ll see how I do.