Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Knitter's December




The holidays are nearly over. I gave away some of my stash yarn as gifts. I actually finished some socks for presents. I received some terrific sock yarn from my son in my favorite colors. It's the sock that you see started. I just seem to have to be working on a pair of socks. Right now I LOVE sock yarn! The hemp/wool yarn was a gift from my daughter.I adore the colors and am thinking about what to make with it. In the meantime I love the yarn just the way it is. The beaded stitch markers are a gift from knitting friends. Those around me know how to make me smile. Maybe you'll get to see this pair of socks finished because they are going to be MINE!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Remember Rumplestilskin?



I been spending much of my time on my gardening blog,"Plants and Stones". The knitting continues, but it consists mostly of mice .Finally I finished this pair of socks using Maizy, a yarn made of corn fibers. They have a very soft feel and should be nice to wear. The yarn comes from Straw Into Gold, Inc. When it comes to sock yarn, the spinning straw into gold process seems to have been a success. I certainly part with some major cash for an exciting sock yarn! Wouldn't Rumplestilskin be pleased? The plain fact is knitting and then wearing interesting socks is so much fun!

During the holidays my double points will be idle for awhile, but the next pair of socks is not far off!