Socks to Be

Did you wake up to an unholy amount of snow on the ground this morning like we did?  March is truly living up to its reputation so far this month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb”.  Let’s hope the latter part comes true!

It was a good weekend around here, starting with a banner trip to Webs and ending with a fun afternoon at Stitch ‘n Bitch.  I like it when life is book-ended with fiber and knitting gatherings.

I arrived at mecca with a list of possible sock yarns I would like to look at, feel, smell, and potentially bring home.  I checked online to make sure they carried these yarns before I arrived to be reassured success.  The first thing I saw when I got there was the Malabrigo sock yarn I had been longing to touch.  I then made a circle through the entire store, ending at the sock yarn section.  I guess I was in a delayed gratification sort of mood.  Everything I could have imagined finding was there, including some old favorites.

Here is what came home with me:

Malabrigo sock in Chocolate Am
Malabrigo Sock in Chocolate Amargo
Shibui Knits in
Shibui Knits in color 2955
Noro Kureyon Sock in S182 B
Noro Kureyon Sock in S182 B

Madelinetosh Hand Dyed in Lettuce Leaf
Madelinetosh Hand Dyed in Lettuce Leaf

With the exception of the playful rainbow of the Noro, I was trying to stick to a semi-solid palette.  I have plenty of vibrant, wacky sock yarn in my stash already and I wanted to round it out with some more versatile yarn.  These will show stitch patterns of all types very well, and of course I have some things in mind…

I may have already cast on the rainbow socks.  You know, just to make sure it’s a good yarn.  And I’m so glad I did, since it turns out today is a snow day; what better way to stay warm and cheery than by knitting bright socks?

Did you cast on any new projects this weekend?

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6 thoughts on “Socks to Be

  1. Beautiful!! I love the greens in the Madelinetosh yarn especially. I haven’t tried that one yet, but now that I see how beautiful it is…

  2. You’re going to the the Queen of the Socks. Gorgeous yarns! No new cast-ons for me yet, but I did finish some WIPs. Love that.

  3. How funny – I spent a great deal of time at the Webs booth at Stitches West this past weekend and while I resisted the Noro and Malabrigo sock yarns because I can get those from shops on the mainland, I could not resist the madeleine tosh. And the skein I bought was just a bit darker greens than yours, definitely a different colorway but very close!

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