My head hurts. I hope I didn’t get a bug from my DH (WT). He was home with a raging sinus infection SINCE LAST THURSDAY. Having loved ones around all the time is both nice and not-so-nice.
Nice in that they are there, not-so-nice in that they are always there. *grin*
I bought huge piles of yarn at 3 Kittens Needle Arts because they had a whole ton on their front porch. The shop has new owner(s?) and they were clearing out old stock. I scored a bunch of Plymouth Sinsation (like Muench Touch Me) for some Vintage Velvet scarves (Interweaves Scarf Style). The reason I am so emphatic is that Sinsation is usually $13 a ball, and has about 1/2 the yardage of Touch Me, so that would make a pretty expensive scarf, right? How about at 75% off? Whooooweeeee! I didn’t know exactly how much to purchase, but I figured 8 skeins of each color that I could get would do it. We shall see. Here’s one of the colors I purchased:
I also bought a few skeins of for some striped tube socks for a Christmas gift for a young lady – lets call her Elf. I have in my mind something cool/funky and wanted to do a twirling 2 color thing with blue and purple, but I can’t seem to find the right yarn. The yarn I bought didn’t work – too thick. It will make great baby hats and mitts, so I just set that yarn aside for later.
The purple/blue hand dyed yarn that I dyed with this project in mind wasn’t enough yardage. So back to my stash of sock yarn and tried this out:
It is lovely (Trekking XXL) but too frumpy for Elf. I don’t have the heart to rip it out because I might make it into a sock for me – later.
So back to the stash again. I finally decided the Lisa Souza Sock! Merino in the Lime n Violet colorway would be perfect, and it is!
I am doing a K3, P2 cuff for 4 inches and then start spiraling the ribbing around in a long tube sock with a star toe. Elf is growing fast, so making a sock that fits just right with a heel and a definite foot length would be a issue – tube socks will work longer. The sock yarn is delicious, very soft but a bit thinner than most sock yarn I’ve used. I am using 0s to do the sock, where I usually use US 1s or US 1.5 (one of those type that isn’t a true 1 or a 2). Just this one sock yarn (vs. 2 for a spiral stripe) because it is already pretty funky looking. I hope Elf likes them.