You'd think that as I have been falling asleep all day, I would be sound asleep by now since it is after midnight. Not so. Here I am wide awake. I hate that. We had a kind of strange day here. It rained and rained and rained all last night and this morning. Then, all of a sudden, the sun was out and it was clear. No real complaints. We have had a rather dry fall so far.
Kate and Emily and I checked out the yarn store owned by the woman who urged Borders to bring the yarn harlot here. It is a tiny shop but stocked with some nice yarn. I bought the IK holiday knits and some pretty blue sock yarn. Plain, for once. I also got some black, neon blue and grey yarn for Em to make herself some socks with. Kate bought some pretty sock yarn and some other yarn for which she has no real purpose. It was "just pretty".

And there has been some knitting. I finished the lacy mock cable sock made from the Picasso yarn from the yarn club. The photos are pretty true to the colors of the yarn. It's really pretty because the colors are subtle and not too bright. They let the pattern show and neither overwhelms the other. I love this pattern. I think it is my favorite. It is so quick, the socks seem to fly along. This yarn is part wool and part seacell. It has a slippery texture and is not spun too tightly so it is a little splitty and you have to be careful with it. But boy, it's worth it. I have not been working on the snowflake socks. For some reason, I am having more trouble with the second sock than I had with the first. I guess I was cocky about how easy it was to do the stranded color and now the knitting goddess is having fun at my expense. I have to keep ripping out rows because I seem to be having a terrible time following the pattern.
Tomorrow (today) I have to do the cleaning that we blew off today and finish washing/ironing the winter clothes that we got out. I also have to go to the grocery store. Sounds like there will not be too much knitting here. Unless I can find some elves to clean while I shop.

Comments

amy said…
I like that pattern, too. It looks great in that yarn!
KSD said…
Oooooh --- if you do find any of those elves, see if they have relatives in the Greater Atlanta area. . .
teabird said…
These are beautiful socks! You have shamed me into going back to mine (which did pool, but beautifully) -
Sheepish Annie said…
I've got that sock on my radar for after the holidays. I always put socks on hold until I've finished what little Christmas knitting I'm going to finish. Sooooo pretty!!
TinkingBell said…
Lovely socks - I wish for those elves too - but they usually bypass my place (seen the kids I guess)!
Bells said…
Gorgeous Donna! Just lovely. I'm pretty sure that's my favourite sock pattern, too. I just love it !
Dianne said…
Love the socks! The yarn is beautiful. Thanks for the yarn shop review. I'm going to stop in there the next time I make the trek to Wegmans and Trader Joe's. It was so nice to meet you at the Yarn Harlot event!
Em said…
There was some knitting yesterday, nice lady, in between the laundry and the ironing and the cooking of an excellent meal.

Those socks are lovely, I think I may borrow the pattern from you and try it on my pretty new sock yarn.
beginnerknitter said…
Funny how eager these husbands are to stop having to hold the yarn while we wind it- right!
Amy Lane said…
My house-elves quit in disgust years ago, and they did a crap job training the teenagers... but the sock looks lovely and I can't wait until they're a pair!
Michele said…
maybe the snowflake sock just needs a break. i think you have a lot to feel good about here with your socks. remember how much you struggled at the beginning? they look so beautiful now.

i didn't get much knitting done on the weekend either. i liked your thoughtful comment on knitsane though. i feel the same about clothes that feel like me and clothes that don't.
Roxie said…
Lovely sock. I haven't even begun to get an idea of what to knit with that yarn. Somehow, it doesn't sing to me yet.

Huh, I'm the house elf around here. And a lazy, slatternly elf I am, too. But my good cheer and loving heart more than make up for it.

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