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May 16, 2005

sock yarn I

So, where did this sock yarn fetish come from?

Well, for me it started in 2004 during Socktober. After a long break from sock knitting, I spent the whole month knitting nothing but socks. That got me started again.

The next big boost came in March of this year when I attended Paula's yarn party and bought the beautiful tealy-blue yarn from Jen at Spirit Trail.

And finally, after years of knitting nothing but the same sock, I've decided that it's finally time to start adapting my basic sock recipe with more interesting and creative designs. Here, I've gotten a lot of inspiration from the sock patterns that have been appearing in Interweave Knits recently and from the sockapalooza posts over at Alison's blog.

And so, if I'm going to be heavy into the sock thing for a while, I'm going to need some raw material. There's no better time than MS&W to pick up yarn for knitting socks. It's not all the same old stuff [I am so over the self-patterning yarns].

I got a selection of colors and types of sock yarn at the festival. This week while I'm away, I've got the ol' blog set to automatically post a couple entries about my acquisitions. See ya next week.


Cherry

The first stop on the tour of sock yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. I've used this yarn before to knit my 'autumn leaves' socks.

The three colorways shown here are (clockwise from the upper left) Indian Summer, Old Rose, and Martha's Vineyard. I had a hard limiting myself to just three, but I didn't want my day to end at the first place I stopped.


Spirit

I was so happy when I heard that Jen was going to be at MS&W afterall. I was very happy to have the change to pick up some more sock yarn from Spirit Trail.

More blue yarn? Yes, and beautifully blue, too.


OK, that's it for today. Come back on Wednesday for the results from my skein diving at the Koigu booth.

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Comments

Gorgeous stuff. Glad you had a great time!

Posted by: Jean at May 16, 2005 5:57:40 AM