Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nothing Too Exciting...



This weekend I window shopped at the mall to check out spring/summer clothes. I saw quite a few slacks and tops I’d like but, they must go on sale first before they can make my closet their home.

I was gifted sock yarn this weekend from Sasha (a blogless friend). She bought me three skeins of Deborah Norville’s SERENITY yarn. It’s 50% superwash wool, 25% bamboo and 25% nylon. Okay, that works for me.

It’s a striped yarn so I immediately hunted down the diagonal or zigzag patterns. I began the Jaywalkers. This pattern has always been a favorite of mine but I am not sure whether I will keep knitting it with this yarn. The yarn is pretty enough, perhaps not with this pattern. I could complete the socks seeing as I have done knitted Jaywalkers before.
I will think on it for a few days.




Regrets...

I ordered SHI BUI Sock yarn a week ago. I purchased one skein in this midnight blue. I only needed a little bit of merino sock yarn for a bi-colored project. As soon as I opened the package and held ‘Sock’, I knew I’d made a mistake. This yarn is sooooo beautiful, I mean really, really beautiful. I should have purchased an additional two skeins for a pair of socks. One skein is only 191 yards.
Oh, I think sometime soon I’ll be posting pictures of my SHI BUI ‘Sock’ socks!

Contemplation…




I have 3 skeins of Knit Picks Shimmer to make a shawl. It’s just over 1200 yards which gives me many choices. The color is Fennel (sort of a green/brown) which will fit into my fall wardrobe perfectly.

Fennel is not a color that I would normally buy. I tend to knit a lot of projects in grays or blues. Every now and then a bright color will sneak in. I’m happy to incorporate Fennel in.


It’s a welcome change!

9 comments:

Kerry said...

Love the Jay Walkers!!! I think you should keep going with them. They rock!

martha - ca knitter said...

Thank you for leaving a nice comment on my blog. The zigzag socks looks comfy. I hope you decide to finish its pair.

Camille said...

Very pretty yarns ! I am in agreement with everyone else about the Jaywalkers. Once you complete them, you just may like them.

Gale said...

What is it you don't like about the jaywalkers? From here they look great.

That Shibui sock is a favourite of mine too.

Knitnut,Karen said...

Very pretty fibers!! I love the Jay Walkers! Wish I could do socks that good!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Okay, okay, I won't take the Jaywalkers down. I love the Jaywalkers, I just wasn't sure about the yarn. I give.

Ice Princess said...

I am in total agreement the Jaywalkers look super, keep trekking on.
And that shibui yarn is lovely.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I really liked the jay walkers too. And I LOVE the blue...beautiful color!

hakucho said...

Your sock are wonderful...hope you'll finish them :)

Hope you can get more of that luscious blue yarn...fingers crossed. X They should have bigger skeins!!