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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

More Yellow & Yarny Goodness

Ok, as per popular demand (ok so it was only one person who requested (and not demanded), but since I don't have a whole lot of visitors/comenters on my blog, one is popular!) here is a picture of the yellow baby blanket I am working on. It is crocheted using one row of double crochet, one row of single, and just repeating these two rows alternately.

It is baby yellow, and not one of those more brighter shades that you can sometimes get. I hope it shows up yellow and not whiteish. The yarn is acrylic I believe, but I don't know all the details offhand because I don't have that handy.

Ok, that takes care of the yellow. Now for the yarny goodness! Look what I got today in the mail!!


It's the Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush and some sock yarn! I've only been able to just glance through the book, but it looks great and there are some patterns that I'm itching to try. The yarn is 2 skeins each (as you can no doubt count) of, on the left, Knit Picks 'Ballet Dancing' (41% cotton, 39% wool, 13% nylon, 7% elastic), and on the right, Knit Picks 'Gumball Parade' (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon).

I haven't used either of these yarns because sock yarn is very limited around this area, or so it seems. There isn't much of a selection or colour variety to choose from, so I decided to try ordering some. I've read a lot of good things about Knit Picks, and decided to go with that this time. I am looking forward to trying these yarns and am hoping I have great results with both of them. I'll keep you posted on what socks they become once I start them.

I am attempting to get a couple of other sock patterns knit up first, and I want to get into my stash and use up some of that so that I can have a good excuse to get more yarn. I am thinking I should get some mittens done with the stash, and make a scrap afghan in a granny square pattern as well.

I'm off to study for a test now, and hopefully I can stay focused on that instead of the new yarn and knitting...

Happy knitting!

13 comments:

Allena said...

i like to use the short row heel and toe it's much easier for me to knit and faster....
good luck with the socks
the blanket is nice!

Catherine Kerth said...

thank you for posting the baby blanket :) it is purrrfect! i am a sockaholic myself and i can't imagine a world with limited supply! i love my vintage socks book...don't you just love it too :) those yarns are going to knit up so well shelley!

Sharon said...

Beautiful baby blanket. I have the sock book isn't it great. I love the sock wool.

Rachel said...

You might have seen that I just finished a pair of socks with Knitpicks self-striping yarn. They came out pretty cute. Your colors look like a lot of fun -- enjoy!

Karen said...

That book is on my wish list, can't wait to be able to get it. I've knit with the Parade and it is nice, I can't remember if I used size 2 or 3 needles with that yarn because even though they say it is sport it feels heavier.

Maggie Ann said...

You've got a lot done on your baby blanket...good for you, its pretty. And, I love your new yarn, its beautiful!!! and the vintage socks book looks enticing. I finished my dishcloth and now will get back to my little sock, hoping for the best with it...smile.

Tina in Wonderland said...

The baby blanket is lookin' good, and in just the perfect shade for either a boy or a girl!

What could be more fun than getting a box in the mail full of knitting paraphenalia! I can't wait to see you turn those Knit Picks skeins into socks!

Elizabeth said...

So good to be out visiting again! I love the baby blanket and have been in the mood to try crochet again - maybe this is what I'll do since I know so many that are pregnant right now. What size hook and how many did you chain?

The canvas on my site - we used screws that came with the hinges to attach them. Took one person to push the two canvases together and another to screw them in. I think it would be an awesome Mother's Day gift to do with kids - just do the hinges before they start! :)

amylovie said...

The baby blanket looks wonderful. I love doing baby stuff in yellow...so cheerful.

Amy

Rhonda said...

Looks like you ARE popular!! Blankets are always loved by the new babies. And isn't it fun to get a package in the mail filled with yummy goodies for a knitter? Just like Christmas ... only you pay for it, lol. Happy knitting.

Michelle said...

Your blog is beautiful. I just created one and am a bit stumped on how to add links etc. Can you offer any suggestions?

Wonderland Knitter said...

I love the baby blanket, thanks for posting the pics!

traveling knitter said...

I am currently knitting socks in "Dancing" so far I love it....let me know how you feel about it.