Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Name that sock yarn!

The sock is a little slow going around here. My hands keep getting sticky and then the yarn doesn't want to move, or when it does all the stitches slip right off. I predict that I'll be in the air conditioning more this summer than ever. I'm really enjoying the pattern. I had to rip back the heel once because I was off center for the instep pattern. I had some knitting time during Memorial Day so I wasn't too upset about it.

I had to take my sewing machine to get fixed yesterday. Its been doing strange things since I got it last year but I was in denial. The thread keeps bunching underneath and the tension was wacky. I had to drive 45 minutes away to another Joann's since the Husqvarna store in my Joanns closed up shop a month ago. I'll be making that trip again next Wednesday to pick it up.

I stopped at a little bead shop on the way home(my father's beads). Awhile back they sold yarn as well as beads but the last time I was in there they were selling out. It was slim pickins yesterday but they had:

Star by Classic Elite and Opal sock yarn.

The only thing is the Opal doesn't have a dyelot so I have no idea what color/collection its from. Can you name that yarn?

It was only after I left the store that I remembered that I'm supposed to be on a yarn diet! Oops, no returns on yarn! I got all excited because it was all 40% off!

I also got the new Interweave Knits last week. I bought it for the Origami cardigan but now that I look at I don't think I like it anymore. I really like the Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke. I think if I end up making it the cables will start about 3 repeats higher in the front for some obvious(?) reasons. I also like Josephine,Notre Dame de Grace, Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt, and Ogee Lace skirt!


Terri Lynn said...

I hate the sticky, humidity affected knitting. One thing I learned about when we lived in Tennessee was baby powder. Be generous! Put it all over your hands. If it's on the yarn, no big deal - it'll wash right out. We've recently moved into an old farmhouse in Pennsylvania with no air conditioning, and I'm already breaking out the powder this summer.

Becky said...

I'm of the thought that if the yarn is on sale, it's alright to break the yarn diet :-) And 40% off? Great deal!

Becky said...

P.S. Thanks to Terri Lynn for that tip! Air conditioning is sparse over here and it gets so hot in the summer. Now I'll be able to knit during my vacation.