Friday, December 14, 2012


So I did in fact put my purple mohair sweater in a bowl of water in preparation for blocking on Wednessday.

It is still there.


It is a sort of progress right?

I also started a new project.


I flipped a coin.  Walpole won.

I also knit like a fiend on The Greatest's sweater when he returned to work last night.  I am almost ready to split for the front and back.  Go Me!

In other news I am cold.

It is finally time to bust out the hand knit socks!

There is much rejoicing throughout my bedroom.

I knit these lovelies a few months ago.


Pattern:  Marlene

Yarn:  from Sonoran Desert Dyed Fibers, 1 skein

Needles:  Size 2 knit picks Harmony Needle using magic loop

Modifications:  None that I remember.

Review:  These socks are lovely.  I love it when yarn dyers leave some white in the mix, instead of covering every inch of yarn with technicolor.  Don't get me wrong, I love it when every single inch of yarn is covered in color too!  I love yarn.


This yarn is hand dyed with all natural dyes that come from the Sonoran Desert.  How very cool is that.  I know the dyer, and she is ton of fun, opinionated, caring.  Love that girl.  I hate hearing about designers or independent dyers and the stories are unflattering.  It makes me not want to give my money to mean people.  Let me assure you that you can buy her yarn with a clear conscience knowing it goes to an amazing woman with an open heart.

The pattern is from Cookie A.

What more do I need to say?

It was well written, and I love how the design seamlessly transitions from the leg to the heel


and from the foot to the toe.


And they are warm.  Beautiful and warm.

Bring on the (relatively) cold(ish) weather.


Mademoiselle Marie said...

Gorgeous socks! I love the color and of course the pattern. I might have to change my mind about only knitting plain, simple socks...

stitchin' girl said...

You are right, your socks are fabulous!! All that patterning and the color as well - your feet should be very happy :o)

Spinster Beth said...

Those are beautiful socks. I used to live in Tucson, and I loved the desert. I miss being near it!

Andria said...

LOVE the socks. Great idea to just flip a coin, I'll have to take that under advisement next time I can't decide!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

They are gorgeous! I have yet to finish my first Cookie A pattern, glad to hear about the dyer...I love learning and new dyers...I'll check her out..