Monday, June 3, 2013


I'm hoping to make a trip to Simply Socks Yarn Company on June 8.

Clearly, I need to think about what projects I might want to make with fingering weight yarn. It's research.

All the photos are from Ravelry and clicking on their caption will take you to the pattern's Ravelry page.


I think this is pretty without being too frilly, and it can be made with one skein of sock yarn. How is it possible to get something so big out of one skein of yarn? 


Holden is frillier, but has a stockinette body that makes the frilly less overwhelming. I like the shape of the edge a lot.


This shawl has gone viral, and I was doing a great job of resisting it until I saw this one and then this one. I'm only human. It needs three different colors, but only one skein of each.

A teenager has requested socks in Packers colors, and it's surprisingly difficult to find decent solid colored sock yarn in the proper colors. I had planned to buy the correct shades of Simply Socks' own solid line. It's reasonably priced at $10 for a 175 yd. skein. However, they also carry Cascade Heritage solids, and they're $11 for a 437 yd. skein. That seems more sensible, although I'm not sure what I'm going to do with half a skein each of hunter green and gold. How many Packers Christmas ornaments does the world need? I'm not even from Wisconsin!


In a clear example of "know thyself," I need to look at some patterns that will work with variegated yarn. I will tell myself that I'm only looking at semisolid yarn, but then some delightful trollop will call to me from the shelves. It will be riotous in color and I will not be able to resist. I plan to tell myself that I meant to buy a skein just for this scarf. 

I also plan to conveniently forget how many variegated sock yarns I already own and the fact that I don't really need another scarf.

And of course there are socks.



Really, there are too many sock patterns in my Favorites to even think about. Let's just say that I'll be fine finding sock patterns for whatever yarn I buy!

I was given the pattern for these awesome fingerless gloves, so I could pick some solids for them.


I love knitting. I love yarn. I love looking at yarn. Yarn and plants are the only items for which I really enjoy shopping. I just paused to see if that was actually true. It is. 

I'm ready.


  1. I'm still resisting the color affection - but that purple/green/gray are really pretty!!!
    Can't wait to see what all you get! love the mitts!
    Finished my gray socks yesterday via some marathon knitting. They are yummy!

  2. I just love the Iron Maiden and the Color Affection shawls. Everything else is yummy too. Great ideas!