Things I’ve Got
I’ve got a brand new yarn bowl! (This line can be sung to the melody of “I’ve got a golden ticket!” from the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie, and it can make you very happy. However, I don’t recommend singing this in front of a non-knitter spouse.)
I bought this from the Knit Witch. I got the idea from Cristi, who is constantly flaunting her yarn bowls on her blog, Turtlegirl’s Bloggy Thing. When I started knitting with the giant ball of Corvid BFL Sport, I knew I needed some yarn management, and this yarn bowl works wonderfully! I am so pleased I used a little Christmas money to buy it. It’s a beautiful blue inside!
And speaking of Cristi influences, she knits gorgeous socks, especially with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock sock yarn. So naturally I had to get some. And now I’ve got my first pair of 2010 socks.
That’s Mediumweight STR in Faulty Dyer, which is a quirky but happy colorway. There’s an odd bit of green, but I love the warm yellow and the coral with the dark burgundy. I made this “pattern” up at 56-st for the leg and 52 for the foot on US 2 needles. It’s a simple P2,K2,P1,K2 rib and an Eye of Partridge heel flap.
2009 was not a banner sock year. I knit only 5 pairs last year for myself, and I had 3 old pairs bite the dust. AND my wonderful Gothic Rose Embossed Leaves got a big HOLE in the cuff the first time I put them on to actually wear (I have to fix this, but we’ll discuss that another time). So in 2009 I gained one pair of socks. I’ve had to buy socks at Target. The shame! Plus I don’t like them very much.
This year, I want a new pair each month! I have three singles, so my plan is to start with those. As soon as I get the month’s sock done, I can knit on whatever other socks I want for the rest of that month. I hope then each month, I only have a single sock that has to get knit to get a new pair. We’ll see how it goes, but February is off to a good start, because I’ve got half the cuff done on the second Retro Rib Sock in Knit Picks Essential Tweed in Oxblood blue.