It's been the start of another fun knitty weekend. It started with the completion of my 1st STR sock club sock on Thursday night.
Blue Moon Socks that Rock Lightweight - Dragon Dance colorway
Pattern: Serendipity by Adrienne Fong
US #1 Needles - 2 circs 24"
I still have one sock to go - but really enjoying the pattern. I like the way the striping worked out for me.
Then, Friday night was the Winter Yarn Tasting at my LYS (http://www.spiritworkknit.com/servlet/StoreFront). Great fun! There was wine, food, yarn to try to your heart's content and lots of new stuff. As usual - I couldn't resist a few things:
Handmaiden Sea Silk - A bit of an indulgence, but I still had some gift certificate left from xmas. I'm planning on making the Tuscany Shawl from No Sheep for You. Apple Laine - Apple Pie sock yarn in two colorways - Godiva and Army Surplus. Amazingly soft - my downfall as usual. Berocco Comfort Sock - to make some dress socks for my husband.
Plus, much to my delight - my yarn love continued when I got home on Friday. My Loopy Ewe Sneak Up package was waiting for me. I got another small sock blocker (why I only ordered one the first time around is beyond me - I do have two feet right?), plus some more YARN:
Shibui Knits Sock in Denim (I think?), Dream in Color Classy in Grassy Green (for a baby sweater) and Numma Numma in Baba Ganoush.
But, the yarn saga doesn't end here. Today - I had the second session of my Learn to Crochet class. Since I finished my neck warmer last week. I picked out a pattern at the yarn tasting and some Blue Sky Organic Cotton in cream and I made a Crochet Beanie (Blue Sky pattern by Kathy Pususta. I made the repeats a bit longer because I wanted it to cover the ears and used a smaller hook (size H rather than J) since it was getting loosy goosy as I was crocheting. I still have a pretty good amount of the Blue Sky left. I think I can crochet a small washcloth. This stuff feels phenomenal. Here's an almost done photo and finished (sorry my lamp is a poor excuse for a head - but I don't like pics of myself). Done in a couple of hours = cool.
I still prefer knitting to crochet - but it is fun to whip off a quick project. Hope you all have a happy knitting weekend as well. Tomorrow it's on to the Bacardi sweater.