Saturday, September 15, 2007

Warning--- Woolgirl Sock Club Spoiler Ahead

Jen from Woolgirl can sure organize a party. Her Woolgirl Sock Club has firmly established itself, in my mind, as THE sock club of all time. And it is just the first month.
The yarn awesome! The extras-- oh my the extras. I used to think I just joined sock clubs for the yarn but this one sets a whole new standard! This installment of the sock club was like having the world's best sock swap package. Quality, value, awesome extras. I love it all.

Spoilers straight ahead. . .

Miss Babs Sport Weight superwash wool-- Waterfall. I love sport weight. I live in the cold north country and these are much appreciated. Cute handwritten note, crystal stitch marker, chocolate mint lip balm (smells good enough to eat, need to keep out of little hands), awesome woolgirl sock club journal and pen, beautiful pattern and already a contest!

I can see I am going to have fun with this!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

New Monkey Socks

Pattern: The famous monkey socks from Cookie A. on
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Sock, fingering weight; 2 skeins
Needles: Size 2 DPNs
I made these for bigger feet than mine. I think they will be a perfect fit. First time with this pattern. After I got the pattern memorized these seemed to fly off the needles. I really liked this yarn. So cheerful. I did one less repeat on the leg because I was worried I didn't have enough yarn. I think I would have been fine.
These are part of a Christmas present. One down, many more to go. Not all knit, some paintings, some sewing.