Friday, June 22, 2007

Summer of Socks

It's been awhile since I've had time to post--or, for that matter, time to knit. This week was all about family: Father's Day last Sunday, then our wedding anniversary, then my daughter's Middle School graduation, and today, my son's birthday. With relatives visiting and many festivities to attend, I did not pick up my needles once between Monday and last night, when I forced myself to pick up the gusset stitches on my Hederas. I felt like I should be using my size 0 sock needles (which I like to use for the heels when the rest of the sock is done on size 1's) to keep my eyes open!
Today is a much more relaxed day and I'm eager to get back to the regular knitting routine. I will get more done on the Hederas as well as the BonBon tank.
Yesterday was the start of Summer of Socks. I will not start a pair until I finish my Hederas (which should just be another week or two), but I have plenty of sock yarn from which to choose! The new Rockin Sock Club colorway and pattern arrived during all of the frenzy of this week, but it is just lovely--pinks, oranges, etc. Actually, this colorway, Firebird, is very similar to the recent Dahlia colorway from the Sundara Sock Club:
With all the gifting of sock yarn that's happened over the past few weeks, I now have quite the sock yarn stash--enough for 10 pairs! This includes 4 skeins of STR, 3 skeins of Sundara, and 3 skeins of Opal/Meilenweit types. It should be an eventful summer of socks, that's for sure. Here's the stash, I'm looking forward to playing with it as summer begins!


Riggwelter said...

Oh look at all that sock yarn! Beautiful colours.

Theresa said...

You can never have too much sock yarn! BTW, I'm getting married at the Jersey shore in 2 weeks! (Sea Girt)