Thursday, July 27, 2006

Seattle Socks

WOW! Are you guys afraid to delurk, or is nobody reading my blog.....(maybe don't answer that). I was wondering from my last post what people would purchase if they had $100. Thanks to Amber & KnitPastis who did comment, because it may have given me some ideas. Actually I was asking because DH gave me $100 to use for anything related to knitting (i.e. books, needles, yarn, etc). I was hoping I'd get YOUR input so I'd make some good choices. I need to make a decision in the next 24 hours though because I'm running out of sock yarn.

Running out? Why yes, I'm currently knitting with the very last skein of sock yarn in my stash. Lucky for me I did find 2 skeins (when I thought I had none) and although I didn't want to knit with it, now I'm glad I did. It's the KnitPicks Simple Stripes sockyarn in a colorway they don't make anymore. The blues & cream though remind me of the winter in Seattle with the blue rainy skies & clouds over the Puget Sounds, so I've named these the SEATTLE SOCKS. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to keep them or give them away for Christmas, but I am fitting them to my foot, so we'll see. I'm also using the Jaywalker pattern from Grumperina & although she doesn't recommend using fair isle self-striping yarn, I really like the effect!!

7 comments:

Skylar said...

I would buy those Knit Picks Options needles and some yarn w/ the rest of the $$.

Lynda said...

hee hee - you know I'm here... actually I was going to think about the $100 thing, but since I just bought my Options, I couldn't come up with anything exciting, except lots of Koigu maybe.

Pretty Jaywalkers!

Knit and Purl Grrl said...

These are just gorgeous!!!!I love this pattern. Yours look much better than mine did. I will have to try again...
xoxxo
Lainie

Anonymous said...

I'd buy $100 worth of friends.

Amber said...

Oooh yeah, if I didn't already have my Options needles, I would definitely get those. I love mine!

I LOVE how your Jaywalkers are turning out in the Simple Stripes! I actually have two balls of that in "Vineyard," and I've been wondering how it would look as a pair of Jaywalkers. Now I know!

Judy said...

Those look great! I love the way that's knitting up.

It's definitely time to "collect" more sock yarn! :)

Laura said...

I love the way your FI yarn is knitting in the Jaywalker pattern - it looks like snowflakes!! Very very pretty.