(taken this very morning... within the past half hour)It's another beautiful morning in paradise. The lake is like glass, the sun is shining. And I'm at my computer. There's something wrong with this picture.
I haven't gotten nearly as much knitting done this week as I thought I would. The sock exchange socks have been taking up my time and thoughts. I've finally settled on a pattern and have the heel turned on the first sock. I would have picked up the gusset stitches, but it was getting just a little too dark last night to do a good job. I'll be doing that today. I'll post a picture at some point, but I don't want my sock exchange pal to see them before they're completely done.
I stopped by the other yarn store in town yesterday, just to see if there was anything I simply HAD to have. I also wanted to pick up a couple of 2.25 mm circular needles for the exchange socks. I thought they might be easier to work on two circs because they're a very lacy sock (that's all I'll say for now). However, after giving it a good try, I've decided I really don't like working on two circs. Perhaps it's because I've been using double-pointed needles from the start of my sock making days, but... I'll pass on the two circs. I'll use them for something, I'm sure.
In addition to the circulars, I also picked up a 1 mm crochet hook to aid in beaded knitting. And then there was this....
I love the colours. They knew me by name; they kept calling out to me, wanting to come home with me. How could I say no? It's Marks & Kattens Clown sock yarn, 45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, 15% nylon, colour #1786. They will live in my stash for a little while, but eventually I'll show you what they become when they come off the needles. If any of you have worked with this yarn before, could you let me know what you think of it?
Alright, I'm gone. I'm going to go enjoy this gorgeous day while we have it. I hate to say it, but autumn is just around the corner. We're beginning to feel it in the morning air.