Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spring Fling, Socks, and Stash

Well, the stars have aligned to give me plenty to blog about today. First off, I got a birthday package from my Knittyboard Spring Fling pal! Actually it should have arrived earlier but I wasn't home and had to go pick it up at the post office. I picked it up this morning, opened the box at the post office and shoved all the tissue-wrapped goodies in my bag and didn't even get a chance to look at them til I got home tonight.

I got a bunch of little Almond Joy bars and some Dove truffle eggs (yummy!), Silja sock yarn that will help with my new sock goal - I'm sure it will look great in a more complicated pattern and I'm kind of short on solids. I also got some star scrapbooking paper, Living Juicy - a book about being creative, and a cute little blue pouch for knitting notions or whatever. There was also a gorgeous card which I'm thinking that my pal might have made... at least someone made it because it actually has pieces glued on, not just printed. It's really pretty!

Thank you pal!

Now for the sock portion of the entry - socks #75 - the Birthday Socks!

Yarn: Trekking 104
Started: 4/10/07
Finished: 4/17/07

I started these socks on the ride to Anacortes right after my birthday brunch. I knit them on the ferry, did the majority of the knitting in the Grok the Sock class that the Yarn Harlot taught on Wednesday, and finished them up after I got home. I didn't knit at all on the plane back, it was a red-eye and I was exhausted so I slept. The small amount of knitting on the later days at camp was mostly spent on my Eleanor socks and the Mystic Sea socks that I started there.

You may have noticed my new kitty sock blockers - a gift from Chappy, my sock camp roommate. I love them!

And last, but certainly not least, the stash. I realized that I had kind of promised that once the stash got situated in the new place I would show you pictures. Well... the sock stash at least.

Remember in middle school when girls had posters of hot boys on the ceiling above their bed? Well when I look up from my bed this is what I see:

What better to give a girl sweet dreams?

Those are the yarns still in hanks, the ones I've wound or the ones that come in center pull balls live in a square cubby:

So there's the sock stash in its new home, for your enjoyment. :)

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Anonymous MJ said...


Love those Trekking socks - it's very starielish. ;)

4:47 PM  
Blogger twellve said...

that is an impressive sock yarn stash! i have to say, seeing yours makes me feel a lot better about my own (whew). then again, you get them done a LOT faster than i do!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

whoah! you could totally open a yarn store in your room!

6:10 PM  
Blogger limedragon :-: Harriet said...

These Trekking socks are gorgeous! Cool shots of your stash, too.

4:29 AM  
Anonymous IWSS said...

I am glad you liked your little package. There is more where that came from!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a stash!! I'm jealous.
The birthday socks are gorgeous and you got a great package!

5:56 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

miles of sock yarn is definitely a nicer view than the spackle sparkle meringues of doom.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous jenneke said...

Wow! It's great that you can see all the lovely skeins laying on the shelf. You do like your blues!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous SockPixie said...

Love the stash! Forget about the starry nights, for you there are "yarny" nights!

8:09 AM  
Blogger Sachi said...

Yaaaaarrrnnnn.... *drool* That's a loooooot of yaaaaarrrrnnn.... *faint*

8:15 AM  
Blogger aija said...

Your sock yarn housing is so cool!

6:39 PM  
Blogger kate said...

I made my very first pair of socks out of that Trekking colorway. It's gorgeous, isn't it?
Now I feel all nostalgic. And like I want to buy sock yarn.

9:44 PM  

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