Saturday, July 31, 2010
One thing I can always do- no matter how busy I am... is knit. We live out in the country and just about everywhere we go is at least a 20 minute drive each way. Most places are farther away. DH likes to drive, so I knit. It's amazing how much knitting you can do that way. I ALWAYS have my knitting right by the door and I grab it when we head to the car. Even if it's a short ride and I only do 2 or 3 rows, it all adds up. We watch a movie 2 or 3 nights a week (gotta love NetFlix). So-- between car rides and 2 movies a week, I end up with about a pair of socks a month. I don't like needle and thread stuff in the car- so no quilting.... just knitting.
These 2 pairs of socks have been finished for a while. My LYS (local yarn shop) is called For Yarn's Sake. LYS is a little misleading because it's 30 minutes from here... but that's how I get knitting done, isn't it? They have a sock club and these are 2 of the club kits for 2010. They are doing 4 kits per year. I missed the first one, have 2 done, and I'm working on number 4 now.
This one is called Shells n' Waves. It's a fun, quick knit and the yarn is nice and soft. It's self striping yarn- the colors changed that way magically.
I've made 7 pairs of socks so far this year (one per month) and I think these are my favorites. I like the way they look, but I mostly like the way they feel when I am wearing them. I love the yarn. All the the sock club kits consist of an exclusive (new) pattern and yarn that is hand dyed by a local artisan in a colorway exclusive to the club. So far- the patterns AND the yarns are great- I can't wait to show you sock number 4. I just cast on a few days ago.