Monday, April 02, 2007

Do I have a problem?

...yeah, so I bought some yarn recently...

Okay, I'm bad, I know! It is all sock yarn, so I'm not breaking the rules, but I think I've been using it as an excuse to buy truckloads more sock yarn than I need or will ever use-! Also, I've noticed I shop more when work gets busier (7 operas, 2 rehearsals and one recording session in the last 6 days...)

Going clockwise from the top: those 3 variegated skeins are Wool Dancer, from Australia, followed by Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the "Steelhead" colorway, a skein of A Piece of Vermont, Opal, more Opal, 2 skeins of Fearless Fibers (like the colors, but the yarn was damp when it arrived). In the center is a cotton/elastic yarn from Greenwood Fiberworks flanked on either side by some Lorna's Laces.

Good thing these books arrived, so I can attempt to make a dent in my mammoth sock yarn stash.

I finished the Broadripple socks! They fit my friend perfectly. (Side note: this same friend once came over to my apartment and saw my gigantic tower of a yarn collection. It was taller than her. She was speechless with shock for about a week. I think the experience has scarred her, because she's never been able to look at me the same again.)

7 comments:

  1. I recognize that pattern well: busy? stressed? More Sock Yarn.
    I too used the "this will help me use my stash" excuse for sock-book buying.
    Nice choices, too... I especially love the Wool Dancer. Hope you like the Bearfoot!

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  2. Sock yarn good, books, good, socks fantastic! I almost bought some orange and brown Opal, like you have. I thought they looked great, but I didn't find anything else, and the shipping would have been too much. Pity! With all those wonderful yarns and books, you'll make the best socks ever!!!

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  3. That sock yarn is impressive. Nicely done!

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  4. The thing with sock yarn is that you always know just how much you need. It's too easy.

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  5. thanks for the comments on my blog!

    having just finished my first pair of socks, i am looking at sock yarn in an entirely new light. it is no longer off-limits. : ) all of yours is so very pretty! i really like the socks for your friend, too.

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  6. Yummy - the sock yarn you got looks totally awesome, all those amazing colours! And the books! They're both high up on my "Have to get" list - I'm sure you're going to enjoy them big time!
    Your socks look absolutely awesome - what a great pattern, and the colour is just so perfectly happy and cheerful! Great work!

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  7. All of your sock yarn is gorgeous...you'll be very busy for quite some time. Good thing you got some new sock books too :)
    I love your finished socks - great pattern. I'm in love with that color blue...just beautiful!

    happy knitting :)

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