The Yarn Harlot was in Austin and I missed her. Austin is an hour drive max. I would have packed the kids up and gone if I had known she was coming. Now I have to wait for her to write another book, woe is me. Her book Knitting Rules helped me make my first pair of socks. It’s been while since I’ve posted because I’ve been knitting which takes priority over blogging. I have one pair of socks almost finished to show you and another pair almost half finished, a baby hat almost done to. So pretty soon there will be a flurry of blog posts with finished items in them, the best kind of blog post in my opinion. So what are everyone’s plans for Halloween? My daughter is going to be Snoopy and my baby is going to be a lion, the poopiest lion ever! My husband and I aren’t dressing up we are scary enough on our own. Now on to yarn talk…I’ve been good. I think I’ve only bought two skeins of yarn since I last posted. Both from Wandering Wool
The names should make it apparent which one is which the first is her North Country Sock in Colorway Chimney Sweep. Its a 75/25 Merino/Nylon. Its very soft, seems softer than the mcn sitting next to it. That skein is High Peaks Sock in colorway Cranberry Cocktail its 80/10/10 merino/cashmere/nylon. I’m hooked plus with every order she sends good coupons but even with the good coupons if she didnt have appealing yarn it wouldnt matter. I got some new books to.
Sorry for the cell phone pics but the second is the Knitters Book of Socks. Its a somewhat large hardcover book that goes into great detail about different types of sock yarn. I learned some things and have queued several projects from each book. The second book pictured wasnt on ravelry when I got it (preorder) so I will have to go back through it to que them once its on there. I don’t recall if I mentioned it but I joined the three irish girls sock yarnista club. I’m looking forward to posting those packages when they come in. I also ordered some yarn from them so I’m patiently waiting for that to come in. Something else I’ve learned recently, if you have ask yourself “is that baby poop on my shorts?” then it probably is baby poop on your shorts. Cheers and happy knitting until next time.