Sunday, March 21, 2010

Knitting Green

Lately I've been knitting a lot of green. The color, that is, the title doesn't refer to any especially earth-friendly knitting.

See, I started these green socks with Zauberball when I needed some mindless knitting, and then I finished some secret socks that were green, and then on St. Patrick's Day I coincidentally started some other secret socks that are also green (and making quick progress).

green socks

So because of all of these things, it is likely that I will finish 3 projects in a row that are all green socks. Not really usual for me... although if they were blue it wouldn't be strange at all.

It does make me a bit sad when I knit things and can't share them with the world of Ravelry or the blog. I wouldn't want all you lovely folks on the internet thinking that I'm a knitting slacker! But sometimes that is just the way it is, so perhaps I shall have to put a bit more work into some of my half done WIPs so that I can show things off more frequently.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh, hello blog!

When I posted about Garnish I had also finished a pair of socks. But I wanted to tell you about the new pattern, and I was waiting for the socks to get to Canada in the mail - which always takes longer than you would think but especially during the Olympics!

But now they're there and you can see them:


Pattern: (Black)hearted
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Jubilee
Started: 2/12/2010
Finished: 2/22/2010

I started these at Madrona to replace the Mochi socks as my easy knitting. Everything before and after the hearts is mindless, and I always need a mindless project to keep in my bag.

Although I cast on for them during Opening Ceremonies, they weren't really a Knitting Olympics project or anything like that. I just happened to have finished my other socks earlier that day and decided that it would be fun to cast on with everyone else. And I happened to finish them within the Olympics too. Total coincidence.

Well, this blog has been a bit quiet as I have been spreading my knitting over many projects (never good for finishing) and knitting some secret stuff (never good for blogging), but I'll try to keep it a bit more frequent in the near future.


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