Monday, January 29, 2007

Wow ~ Knitters are hearty bunch....

Did manage to get some knitting done this weekend ~ I knit the cherry garcia neck warmer with the Posh Yarn chunky cashmere from Dee in the color "clubhouse". This little ditty only took about two hours to knit (with cable needle no less!) - super fast and satisfying knit. Sammy even wanted to get in on the modeling - he knows good yarn. But, just for perspective, thought I would give you a shot of a human wearing it....not real comfy with the modeling of hand knits, must bear with me. Also, close-up of the cables, and yes, I do still have an end to tie in.


So my sister-in-law and I went to a yarn sale on Saturday (I would say it was my LYS, but it was 48 miles away, but worth the drive). It wasn't just a regular yarn sale, it was 50% off ALL yarn, but for ONE hour only. To say it was crazy (controlled crazy - knitters are a very nice bunch of people), but crazy nonetheless is an extreme understatement. It was as if people were lined up to see some sort of rock star or something. Noro, don't even think about - gone in like 60 seconds. Manos - pouf, gone.... But I was able to score a few skeins of the Manos cotton. Sock yarn - yeah, right... come back another day. The wait to check out was over 1.5 hours long.....wow. Mary F - if you are reading this, I got a little woolly surprise for you...


Jaywalker sock pattern - I now see what all the fuss is about. What a kicky pattern. Easy to memorize, but not mind numbingly boring. Fondant colorway - Sweet Georgia yarn - size 2 circular needles. Love them. Really wanting to try this with some Yarntini or Vesper... stalking their websites...must...get...some...soon....

2 comments:

frecklegirl jess said...

Oh Sammy! He looks so much like Bob!!

Great job with the neckwarmer... so pretty.

I totally idn't get the jaywalker thing until I started them either... It is a cool pattern- no doubt about it!

Dee said...

I hated this pattern, and gave up pretty fast, but I must say, the finished jaywalkers do always look fabulous.