Look what the mailman brought me yesterday!! I entered a contest from The Purly Gate and since I won, she sent me some of this Vesper Sock Yarn. It might be hard to see in the photo, but it's a handpaint lime colorway called Crew. The best part is it's 100% Merino Wool & I LOVE merino wool! Now, I just have to figure out the right pattern to use. Maybe I could knit some cute socks for my neices for Christmas?
In other knitting news, I have been knitting something other than socks & scarves (get your chin up off the floor). I'm knitting the Fetching fingerless gloves. When I finish the second one I'll give you more details.
I'm also knitting a pair of socks (of course). The pattern is from Judy's freebies section named Tangled Up In Blue Socks. Sorry the picture is so dark, I just couldn't get a decent photo of it today for some reason. The yarn is from KnitPicks Essential Tweed & it's okay, but not my first choice. Am I becoming a sock yarn snob? (please don't answer that Jillian). Actually, I can honestly answer that question with a "no" since I'm in love with the KnitPicks Gloss yarn & just ordered another 2 skeins of it! I do love the pattern though. I've always wanted to do toe-up socks (so I can use up ALL the yarn) on two circulars and not only is the pattern written very clearly (thank you Judy), but they are also a perfect fit so far!
Also, I just signed up for Soctoberfest 2006. With all the sock knitting I've been doing, it seemed like the perfect thing for me. Anyone else going to join in?
Did you notice on my progress bars that the Cardigan is gone? I haven't worked on it for a very long time anyway & when I pulled the pathetic thing out of it's plastic container the other day, I hated it. Relationship O-V-E-R! It was cheap $3 yarn anyway, so really it was no financial loss, just a major loss of time. Does this happen to anyone else? Do you start a project that you think you'll love only to realize that it was a dud? (please say it's not just me).