Thursday, September 25, 2008

Catching up on reading.

Since the cross-country road trip I've been shuttling between Salem, OR and Seattle, WA and knitting here and there. Actually I haven't been doing as much knitting as I expected - and my spinning wheel is still in pieces on the living room floor. Mostly I've been reading lots of books. Nothing knitting related.

Most of my yarn is packed along with my sock blockers and all my knitting books save Knitting Vintage Socks... and my swift and ballwinder which prevent me winding the two skeins of yarn that have appeared at this address. Whew.

I've learned I can be a single-WIP girl when I'm forced!


Pattern: Oak Ribbed Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Meilenweit 100 Colortweed color 1004
Started: 8/8/08
Finished: 9/24/08

These socks are the twin socks pictured in that entry. MJ and I have a collection of matching yarn with which we plan to make matching socks, and - once she finishes hers - these will be our second pair.

Since I was out of accessible projects I grabbed some Yarn Pirate merino tencel and started another pair of socks today. I'm beginning to be very glad that I packed so much "emergency yarn" for the road trip.

Listening to: Walls of Jericho ~ Fair to Midland

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Road Trip Socks

Upon arrival in Oregon the Vesper socks (aka Road Trip Socks) had a bit more traveling in store. They accompanied me to Seattle for a few days and then back down to Oregon where we headed out to Silver Falls - a state park with many waterfalls.


It was a beautiful place to do a bit of hiking.


Then a couple days and some episodes of Heroes later... the Road Trip Socks were finished!


Yarn: Vesper in Venus in Furs
Pattern: my plain ol' sock pattern in my head
Needles: 2.25mm
Started: 8/22/08
Finished: 9/8/08


Monday, September 01, 2008

Whew, in Seattle!

I had grand plans of blogging my road trip. The truth is that in the truck loading confusion CTHGSY got packed (eek! my yarny boyfriend!) and we powered through so many states in so few days that I really didn't have time or mental power to blog. But here's a quick recap:

The Vesper socks in Indiana:


Java, travelcat:


I met MJ!!!


Vesper socks in... Nebraska?


More later!

Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    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
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    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
    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
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

    To check out:

    Sophie's Toes
    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

WIPs and FOs