It’s been a good week for knitting. Little projects have been flying off my needles. Not sure if it’s because I’ve had more time or if the small projects are just less intimidating than a bigger project so I’m more likely to pick up my needles and sneak in a row here and there whenever I have the chance. I finished the other welted fingerless glove but I haven’t decided whether or not I am going to add buttons to the cuffs like they do in the pattern. I’m hate sewing on buttons (So tedious!) but I do like how it looks. I’ll have to check out my button stash and see if anything “speaks” to me. I also cranked out a cute slouchy hat for Eddie in just two days. The designer is from my town and I’ve been drooling over her designs for years but haven’t actually knit one of her patterns until now. I’m totally hooked. I think I’m going to choose one of her sweater patterns for Eddie this fall.
Gabe has been asking for some socks and so I picked up a few skeins yesterday on our way home from gymnastics class. The Cascade Heritage yarn is on of my favorites sock yarns; it’s just so soft and squishy. While I’ve never purchased any till now, I’ve been eyeing this Dream yarn for quite some time. The color is called Pinot and I cannot wait to cast on. It’s practically taunting me, just sitting there in the bag, unwound, and full of endless possibilities.
Any new yarn purchases this week? What are your favorite sock yarns?
Happy Wednesday, my friends.
My favorite sock yarn is more a type than specific brand. I love self patterned yarns. I’m working on some Arne and Carlos socks right now and I ordered 2 more color ways. I use them for my easy no brainer, can’t sleep knitting. I saw your tin / pencil box in the picture…….I have the green version. Aren’t they great? I adore mine.
I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.
I love self striping yarn as well. It’s all the fun of color work without the tediousness! I’m so glad you enjoy reading my blog; I certainly enjoy writing it!
Stopping by from Ginny- your photo caught my eye today! I have been looking at buying a pencil box for notions. I am on a yarn buying freeze until I use up some stash- my favorite right now is a stripe from Two Sisters Yarn Co. (participating in Pippi Longstocking over at Little Skein in the Big Wool) and Lichen and Lace sock. Both first time knitting socks with both yarns and I love them both! I agree with you on small project knitting and feeling accomplished in finishing!
I purchased my pencil case from Knit picks.
Yes, it’s available on Knit Picks. Aren’t they the best?!
Oh, I must check out that yarn! My pencil case is from a little store in my hometown, but as Kristine confirms, you can indeed purchase it for Knit Picks. It’s very functional and comes in multiple prints and colors.