I have been the worst blogger here lately. And the worst knitter, too. I'm supposed to be working on things for other people, and it just isn't happening. Christmas is less than a week away, and I'm nowhere near being done with what I need to knit. The good news is that after today, I'm on vacation from work. So I'll have some time to knit. The bad news is that I don't feel like knitting the thing I decided to knit. I feel like knitting these:
Yup, I received my Kureyon from
This square is from the first ball, color 156. And I think this is my favorite square so far. The second ball, color 165, is producing not-so-drastic color changes, so I think I need to rip and restart. And I haven't ripped open the third ball, color 180. I'm saving that til the weekend. I'm really hoping Santa Claus brings me Kureyon. My boss got me a $35 American Express gift card, so that is going directly toward the purchase of Kureyon. Do you think I'm obsessed? Why yes, yes I am.
I also finished my first quasi-
OK, so it looks nothing like Rolling Thunder, as it doesn't have the beaded cuff. But it is the same garter rib pattern as the original pattern. Close enough in my book.
I haven't posted too much about the Blue Moon Fibers Socks that Rock sock club this year. But I do want to share the lovely yarn that I received in the mail on Saturday. First, this month's offering is beautiful.
Here is Mustang Sally - and the photo is too dark. The color is almost solid red with corals running through it. I really am pleased with this color, and with the pattern to support it. I'm really going to have to get off my bum and get cracking on some STR sock club socks. I think, however, that this may become a different sock. We'll see, because I'm itching to cast on.
I also received, as my gift, a Rare Gem. I believe that this is a one-time-only colorway, and I absolutely love this!!!
Again, the photo is too dark to really get a good feel for the blues and reds and greens running through this, but needless to say, it is beautiful. And its in the lightweight, which I love!