Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I've been quiet lately because I've been knitting a lot. I've started a few new projects and finished one, but that's a secret design project that I can't show. But I can show a tiny peek, which is really more of a picture of the stitch marker.


I'm not posting the full sock details yet, but it was .26 miles towards my Sock Marathon, which puts me at .91 miles. I'm getting there!

See that cute stitch marker? One of the Salem knitters, Patch, made it for me. I thought it looked like a little goth spike so just because I was so enamored she gave me a pair of them. I'm thrilled!

And the yarn is from a Salem knitter too... Stephania. She has an etsy shop and this is the Cauldron sock. It's a newer base for her so there isn't a lot, but there is another one in this color.

Speaking of those awesome Salem knitters, they had a little goodbye knitting night for me last night. I've been selfishly declaring "supplementary" knitting nights to accommodate my crazy back and forth schedule between Seattle and Salem lately, and they've been really nice about showing up for them. This time, though, my trip to Seattle is a little more permanent.

Salem is only a train ride away, and my mom lives there, so I'm sure I'll be back to visit now and then. Still, I'll miss them. And apparently they'll miss me since they gave me some lovely blue Cascade Heritage and a Starbucks gift card last night, along with a super cute card with a yarny star on it and really nice notes to me inside. I'm so happy I got to meet all of them even though I wasn't in Salem for long. :)

OK, that's almost enough of me being sappy about the Salem knitting group, except I have two new pairs of twin socks with two of the Salem knitters... (Sorry MJ!) I'm making Horcrux socks with Harry Potter Opal yarn in Draco with Eloise and a pair of fraternal twins with Snarfy - we got some yarn at the Superbowl sale that was the same type. Hers is lime green and yellow, mine is shades of blue, mostly a brightish turquoise. We each wound off a bit of our skein for the other person and we'll have contrasting cuffs and toes, and maybe heels.

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Anonymous alicebluegown said...

Can I be all in love with your stitch marker?

4:27 PM  

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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