|My husband has a problem with the fact that the color bands don't match -|
but I actually think I love them more because of it!
And don't even get him started on those little stray dots of color!!!!
They are comfortable ....
They fit perfectly ....
And these colors just make me HAPPY!!!
I LOVE THESE SOCKS!!!!
Okay, I'll stop screaming at you now LOL!!! Unless, you didn't quite get my message that I really, really love these socks? Oh, you got it? Great! Then moving on..... *very big grin!*
Next up on my needles for a quick, easy, portable project is actually not a pair of socks. I know, you're wondering if the world is getting ready to come to an end, right? No ... well, I suppose it could be, considering everything that is going on in the news right now! But just sayin' it won't happen because I put something else on my needles LOL!!!
As you know, I am working on my Rocio sweater, but that project takes complete concentration - not very portable. And because of that, it has received absolutely NO LOVE this week! However, a knitting friend of mine let me know that the Haus of Yarn Bus would be in my town last Saturday - and I had to go check it out!!! (And I got in a lot of trouble for going without Joanne who was at the beach!)
This bus arrives in the parking lot of a business on Main Street - about 5 minutes max from me - every first Saturday of the month. Yep, real temptation here folks .... now the yarn is coming to me!!!
Haus of Yarn is located all the way on the other side of Nashville so I've never visited there before.
|Photo credit of Haus of Yarn website|
Well, not too soon, mind you, because I dropped a pretty penny just visiting the Bus!!! Look at all these pretties! So many samples, of just about any project you might want to play with! And samples are my downfall because once I see with my eyes what my needles can make - not just that hank of yarn, right? - then I am doomed .... Doomed, I tell you!!!!
I managed to restrain myself somewhat, but I did come home with TWO skeins of yarn for socks.... and the very sweet & friendly Meg offered to wind them into balls for me too! I went with a specific idea to get some aqua for socks and found it!
|Left is Smooshy in Raspberry, and the right is Frolicking Feet in Aquas|
Yes, my friends, these needles slice through a row of stitches like butter .... or something like that ... you know what I mean, right?
My only other purchase was a set of 5 different yarns in a kit that I just couldn't resist!
|Aren't these just DELISH????|
They have a very slight sheen to them, and so soft!!!
Meg cast on 79 stitches, but I only cast on 65 because of my short stature. I think this will be a very pretty accessory this Fall :) For now, it will be my portable take-along project instead of a pair of socks. I'm sure I will be refreshed and excited about starting a new pair of socks when this is done.
This means of course that I now have to add these yarn totals to my Knit the Stash report on the right side of the blog over there.... 1,230 yards in and 400 yards used. So my 2014 totals are now:
Yards stashed: 3,430
Yards used: 1,500
Net Yards stashed: 1,930
So what's On Your Needles???
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