I always mourn the loss of a handknit, but I don't think anything is worse than finding a hole in a handknit sock. The amount of time for the original knit, how much I love every pair, it's just too much.
I've lost a few socks over the three years that I've been knitting socks. I've attempted to darn them, but I'm afraid of my darning skills and me pulling the sock back out of my shoe and seeing an even bigger hole.
The sock is question this time are my Wineberry Rose Socks in Dream in Color Everlasting sock. (Not so everlasting, I guess.) I don't blame the yarn, I'm rather harsh on my socks. I wear them to work, and these pair were probably worn every week since I finished them last September. I take it thats about 65-70 wears in the past year, in tennis shoes.
Ill attempt to darn these as well, but I think they'll be retired to house socks. No more work for them.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The SO, my uncle, some others and I stopped by the Japanese Biotanical Gardens last weekend. (It's less than 5 minutes from the new MadTosh store).
May your spring be as green and lovely.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
I finished my figit socks this week. This pair really reminds me of old school My Little Pony. They are just so punk rock girlie!
This is my second pair of socks from String Theory Colorworks. Their stripes are amazing! I tried my best to get the hot pink just right in the photos. And another round of applause for some great photo taking by a very patient SO.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
As I teased yesterday, I finally am going to show off all the goodies I got at this year's DFW Fiberfest. I've missed the past two years because of work responsibilities, so I just had to make the most of it this year!
They also announced they are opening a store in Fort Worth!!! Good thing it is a bit of a drive over there, or my pocketbook would be empty.
Two skeins of The Alpaca Yarn Company Astral. It's a tencel and alpaca mix. It's so shiny and soft.
I picked up some beautiful wool from a local farm out in Lancaster, TX too. Brooks Farm Solona in the colorway Sol. It's more of a blueish-green. The color of this one was hard to capture in the photo.
And of course, since I'm trying to learn how to spin, I picked up some great fiber as well. Both are BFL, which was reccommended to me as easy for a beginner because of the long staple.
I had so much fun finally being able to go to my local fiberfest. Now to spin/knit all these goodies up!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
As I looked into my WIP bag this week, I noticed something... I think I might be feeling a bit red. First up is a new set of stockinette self-stripey socks using Cherry Tree Hill in the colorway Black Cherry. The photo is via my new photobox setup my SO gave me for my birthday. Isn't he wonderful?
Next up is my Adeilse. She is growing slowing but steadily and is about 4 inches below the arm now. By the time I finish this one, the summer will probably be in full swing here in Texas. It was already 85 and humid this past weekend. She'll be nice in the fall though.
Also in the picture is my new cake bag. Isn't it adorable? My brother bought it for me as a birthday gift at the DFW fiberfest. If you come back tomorrow, I'll show you all the great other goodies I got there. (Hint: It'll be soft and wonderful!)
Oh, and one more piece of news! I got a GREAT deal on a sewing machine that I've been eyeing for a while. I'm going to learn to sew! Oh, the project bags I could make....
Oh, and don't forget to visit Tami's Amis for more WIP Wednesday!