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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Yarn and Socks

Some new yarns. The top on is from The Knittery in Australia. Talk about fast shipping. It was here in under a week. And consider I am as far from Australia as you can get and still be on the same planet. The color is "Orange Blossom" Merino, cashmere and nylon. So soft Bets could roll around naked on this stuff. Super super soft.
The bottom one is from Zen Garden Yarn Canada. Color is "Just Peachy" Merino and tencel also super soft. I undid the skein which is why it looks a bit messy. I will use one of these for my Sockapalooza partner. Ok I am sorely tempted to keep the Knittery one for me. I will strive to overcome my naked greed.

I have a skein from Jayne which my daughter has gone off with. I need to get it back and take a picture. Because it is beautiful.
And a gift so beautiful from Grace that I want to devote a complete post to it. Also I need to get someone to take a picture of it.

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Bets and I swapped yarn. She sent me a box full of goodies.One of which is this Opal yarn. I love the turquoise color. I decided to do Nancy Bush's Child's First Sock from Vintage Knit Socks. The pattern is easy except for the purl YO knit. It is just so counterintuitive to not restore the yarn to the back of the needle after a purl stitch. I expect after I finish these socks, I will be making unplanned Yarn Overs for a long time

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Blogger benne Says:

My,oh my, that is some luscious looking yarn. Those colors are fabulous. If you can give that yarn up, you're a better woman than I.

I'm thrilled to hear you got a gift from Grace. The mystery was killing me! One mystery solved, one to go. I'm wondering which one you got. I know it's good, whichever one it is.

I've missed you, Suzann, and hope you are out of your blahs and feeling feisty. Hell, I hope you're feeling downright mean as a town dog. ;-}

Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Wait a minute, I have to roll around naked on your blog too? Just a second, I don't want to frighten anyone!

I was very curious to see how that Opal would knit up. Looks nice! Glad it went to the proper sock home!

Blogger smariek Says:

Gorgeous yarn.

I've done Purl YO Purl before, I shoulda guessed that there was such a thing as Purl YO Knit, lol.

Blogger Emma Says:

Wow, the new yarns are gorgeous! Both would definitely be hard to part with.

Blogger Jennifer Says:

love both colorways.... hmmm... looks like I may need to order more yarn. Hope you are having a great weekend with lots of time to knit.

Blogger Joan Says:

Way purty colors! Even fully clothed, I can enjoy their beauty.

Blogger Grace Yaskovic Says:

beautiful yarns Suzann, I have to get some Zen!!

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

I really like The Knittery yarn. All kinds of yum from down under there.

I am likewise glad you are back.

Blogger Ghislaine Says:

Lovely yarn!

Did it arrive properly packaged? I recently ordered yarn from The Knittery and I was appalled at the packaging: a flimsy plastic shopping bag with a label stuck to it! I was surprised the yarn made it here at all.

Blogger Lisa W. Says:

That Knittery yarn looks good enough to EAT...not just roll around in! Great pattern for that yarn! I think I'll try it next cuz i've a couple of bags of selfstripesockstuff that i'm bored with...when i start feeling like sock knitting again...i'm in a sock slump.

Blogger Knitman Says:

Now I really like that sock's pattern and colour.

Blogger Vera H. Says:

Very nice socks. The yarn really works for it.


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