Friday, February 28, 2014

Been a while . . .

This blog has been sadly neglected of late.  It's not that nothing is going on, its that too much is going on.  Also, I'm not sure there are too many people reading it anymore.  I post here so my Mom will know what I'm doing and I'm not even sure she reads it anymore.  I will try to do better from now on, just in case.

These are the new socks I started on the plane to Mexico and finished after we got back.  The yarn is delightful.  It is Gypsy Girl Creations Transitions yarn from Stonebarn Fibers.  I got it a long time ago - like maybe a year and a half or two years ago.  I really liked the colors and wanted to use this for myself.  Well, I still liked it when I started knitting it but because the color was what the yarn was all about, I decided plain stockinette . . . which was incredibly boring, especially on a sock this long.  I knit this toe up so I could use up all the yarn because it has so many lovely color changes and they are so well done.  These babies are way tall and I didn't use all the yarn, but I did get almost to the last color which was a paler green but there wasn't a lot of it.  

I love this yarn and I love these socks but I don't think I will make plain stockinette socks this tall ever again . . . although I might use this yarn again because I LOVE the way the dyer does the color changes . . . .


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Present

My Mom sent this very cool Tree Spirit to me . . . It is hanging in my office/crafting room. Really cool, hunh?