Monday, October 30, 2006

Mail Call

More sock yarn has come in the mail, as I alluded yesterday. Today I got my half of a swap with the lovely Javede. She sent me some German sock yarn (the one on the right is from the supermarket, can you imagine?) The Jaywalker on the left is one she abandoned and offered up to someone who would finish it. I offered to take it, and then figured since she was sending me the sock all the way from Germany we might as well make it worth her while and make it a swap.



I'm also very interested in the little white chocolates with what looks like nuts inside, and marzipan is my favorite!

I got my October package from the Rockin' Sock Club today too! There's a picture of the yarn here, to avoid spoiling it for anyone that hasn't received their package yet.

I also finally realized that if I ever want all my crazy varigated and handdyed sock yarn to get knit up I have to realize that knitting plain stockinette socks is ok. I actually don't mind doing it, but I just feel like I should have a pattern for all my socks.

7 Comments:

Blogger Nell said...

Gorgeous new yarn! I'm so glad I signed up for the 2007 round.

And I love the new blog format!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Ooo, everything looks good. That purple package is Milka- an excellent brand. I wish they'd send more of it here!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Mmmmm...marzipan...

5:15 AM  
Blogger javede said...

Glad you like the yarn!
I just came home to find...
...a note from the postman. I'll have to pick up a package-I presume yours-tomorrow after lectures. Actually have no idea what's in the round choclate ones, they seem to be new.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the new blog look!

And, dang. I wish I could buy sock yarn at the supermarket! How cool!

(Or maybe I'd go broke that way...)

9:16 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

How cool is that - buying yarn at the grocery!

That is a good point about stockinette socks. I've always stuggled with pattern vs. speed.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Stash Monkey said...

Yummy new yarn! I got some too, time to get knitting! Can you send me the name of the store for the Lorna's Laces deal? You told me on Sunday, btu I forgot to write it down. Thanks!

2:32 PM  

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    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Alpafina
    Artsygal*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
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    Dorchester Farms
    Fabel
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    Fixation*
    Gloss (KP)
    handspun
    Inspinknity*
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
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    JKnits*
    Jojoland Melody
    Koigu*
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    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
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    Nature's Palette
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    Panda Cotton
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    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Sockotta
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    TOFUtsies
    Trekking*
    Wick
    Wildfoote*
    Wollmeise*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Regia
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    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
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    End of the World Farm
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    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    Fortissima
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Fyberspates
    geeyouknit!
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Luxe
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Peterle
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    ShibuiKnits
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Sweetgeorgia
    Tess Designer Yarns
    Twisted
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
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    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Yarntini
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden


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