Sunday, September 02, 2007

Tomatoe Salad and Contest Winners

Eloise and Kathy are the winners of my little contest. I'll get with you guys soon to see what you want. The title of the poem is "Sick" and it was written by my favorite poet Shel Silverstein.

In knitting news, I knit up some socks for my mom's birthday (September 9th). Here's the specs.

Pattern: My own basic sock pattern. I was afraid that I would run out of yarn, so they only have 3 inch cuffs. They're supposed to be bed socks, anyway.

Yarn: UrbanGypZ Handpainted Twisted Sock Yarn in the Tomatoe Salad (That's how it's spelled on the label) colorway. Bought from the Loopy Ewe 100% Merino Wool (not superwash). 280 yards

Needles: Size 3 Lantern Moon Sock Stix in the Ebony.

Notes: Socks worked up really fast. This is not going to be a yarn that I'm going to purchase again. It's not bad, but it loses the really cool twist pattern when it's knit up. It's one of those yarns that looks really neat in the skein but not as a fabric. I just can't see myself shelling out $25.00 for a non-superwash wool with that kind of yardage. I'm also concerned with how it will wear without any nylon content. Only time will tell.

Future Knitting plans: I'm going to work on the Baby Surprise more today. Hopefully, I'll get that done. I'm debating about getting Cat's new book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I want to look at it in person before shelling out the money for it. I've heard a lot of good things about it. Maybe I'll ask for it for Xmas. It seems to be the time of year when a ton of new knitting books come out. I already have a ton, so I might hold off purchasing some new ones for a while.


dingledaisy said...

I love winning things. Soooooooooo much fun.

Beck said...

Very nice socks. Mom is going to love them, I love the colors. The yarn I mentioned the other day is called Fiesta Boomerang -- she gets it from the loopy-ewe.