Awhile back I was getting nervous that my title of Sock Goddess was going to be revoked my members of my knitting group. I had pretty much stopped knitting socks completely and was opting for things like sweaters and vests and things.
I am happy to report that I have caught the sock knitting bug again. Hooray! Here is the latest thing I have been obsessed with:
I joined the Leyburn Sock KAL in the Socks That Rock group on Ravelry. The idea is that everyone picks a different colorway of STR and then knits the same pattern. What an excellent way to see how all those different colors will knit up. I chose Purple Rain, and I am in love with it. Those socks literally rock my socks.
I also have done, um, a little shopping for myself this holiday season. First, I was stumbling knitting links a couple weeks ago and saw this and had to have it:
It's a shawl stick from Knitcellaneous. I had been wanting a shawl pin or something for a long time, and at only $5.00 I thought it was worth it to try it out. This will keep my Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl secured to me in a much prettier way than the freaking bobby pin I was using when I wear it!
Finally, I bought some Lorna's Laces sock yarn in the Roadside Gerry colorway:
This was the yarn that we saw being dyed when my knitting group went on the Lorna's Laces tour earlier this month. We had to swear on our yarn stash (ok, not really, but that sounds good for dramatic effect) that we would not show pictures until it had been revealed on the Lorna's Laces blog. This colorway is part of the color commentary series, where each colorway has a story behind it. This color is named after Annie Modesitt's husband. You can read the commentary behind Roadside Gerry here.
Oh, and here is the yarn being dyed at Lorna's Laces:Well, that's all for now. I probably should go to work now. Just a couple hours today and then a full day tomorrow and then I have the next six days off! That is a lot of knitting time!