So. Have I mentioned I got a BMFA Rockin' Sock Club membership? Well, I did. Got the first package about a week ago. The yarn? My first experience with STR. I love the feel - smooth and silky, squishy, and lush. The colors aren't something I would have picked out for myself, but once I wound it into a ball, they really screamed me! The pattern is definitely different. Not the type of toes or heels that I would normally have done, but that's half the point - doing and getting things I wouldn't normally. I haven't started them yet for two reasons - I have an RPM sock halfway through the toe, and I want to at least finish the one first, also, I need a few more circs. I want to do these socks two at a time on two circs, and it calls for several different sizes to get a good fit. So, I have one Addi turbo (my first) in size 0/32, and one each of size 1 and 2 in 24 inch Inox. Maybe I'll place an order through Knitpicks
for a few more needles, something closer to 30 inch. Then again, not to presume, but I am in a swap right now, and I did answer a few needle questions in the survey. Maybe I'll wait 'til that's over so as not to step on any feet. (I'm not expecting, just trying to not ruin surprises!)
Speaking of, I'm having lots of fun shopping for my pally in the L&V Pr0n exchange. Loads of stuff on order, and I couldn't help but slip a few things in for myself, as well.
I think I'm going to drop out of the Saturday Sky ring. I just don't have the time to update the pictures, or even take them most of the time.
I found my camera after like two months. I need to find the cable now. I don't know what's up with me lately. I'm not getting anything done! The MIL purse is still in limbo, as is the FIL scarf. The purse is fine to knit, but the cotton yarn makes my hands stiff tensioning it, while the FIL scarf has hideous colors and terrible yarn, I don't want to work on it.
I'm watching Serenity right now. I love this series
. For the past two years, every one of my email signatures is a line from one or the other. In fact, I think it's time to change it up again. What will it be this time?
I've been playing around on Etsy, finally. It's funny, I did a search for sock yarn and started saving all my favorite colors, and I'm all over the board! The yarns I didn't so much as care to save, just the colors. I know I need superwash, and possibly with something for strength (tencel, nylon, etc) but the colors were gorgeous! I would link, but I can't figure out how! My swap pal asked me if I wear jewelry. I have found so much beautiful jewelry on Etsy, but I just don't wear it. Kinda sad, since I gripe to MathMan that I don't feel very girly/feminine, but I know that if I do try to wear it, it'll just bug me. MathMan has gotten me two very pretty bracelets, and they've both only been worn once - when he puppy dog eyes me and asks why I don't wear them. Oh well.
Labels: sock club 2007, socks, swapping