Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy solstice!

Oh, TOFUtsies! Parting is such sweet sorrow!

Yes, I finished them just in time for the Summer of Socks, which starts today! I love them - I put them on for the photo, and just smiled at how great they feel. They fit perfectly, and I'm rather smitten with the yarn. Some people aren't all that excited about it, and didn't feel strongly either way while I was knitting them, but the finished pieces just feel so goooooood!

Alright, enough with the enthusiasm. Only dourness here on out:In celebration of summer (and the start of the SOS), I skipped my usual morning session with my mom's shawl, and cast on a Monkey in my handspun yarn. Which is luscious. Here you can see the variation in color in the yarn:

So there will be some stripes or pools or whatever you want to call it. I just tried it on my leg though, as it was seeming large, and indeed, though it fits my calf, on the ankle it's baggy. I'll try a switch to smaller needles (gasp!), but the yarn may not be made for this pattern (also gasp!).

I also got this yesterday from Zen String (it's from a sock club, so I didn't cheat!):

Pretty sweet. And it came with a new pattern too. It's calling to me....


peaknits said...

OMG - in love with tat Zen String - can't wait to see how it develops! The Tofutsies are great - wish I could feel them. And the Monkeys too - what a great stash of projects!

Beth said...

Good luck with your monkey sock or whatever your yarn decides to become.

My first SOS sock is zipping along and I'm very happy with it.