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 Amargo
Shibui Knits in color 2955
Noro Kureyon Sock in S182 B
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?