Once upon a time a knitter who loved Socks that Rock started reading a blog by another knitter who loved Socks that Rocks. Princess Irish Girlie lived in a far, far away land called The West Coast. The West Coast was a fun land. The people of The West Coast loved to dine on cupcakes and dance the belly dance. Princess Irish Girlie was a very generous princess. She was always knitting things for Sir Snowboarder and Lord Lil' Guy. Princess Irish Girlie even held contests and gave wonderful gifts to strangers.
In the land of The West Coast, the people love to measure their chickens.
Princess Irish Girlie wanted the knitter of The East Coast to be able to measure her chickens, too. So, a beautiful and fun chicken measurer was gifted.
Princess Irish Girlie also wanted to share with the knitter of The East Coast the wonderful custom of rocking their socks.
Thanks to the generous Princess Irish Girlie, the knitter of The East Coast learned the joys of measuring chickens and rocking her socks and she lived happily ever after.
I love Blue Moon Fiber Arts! It is even worth the super long, but super friendly line at The Fold.
Here is Lunasea in Leticia. I've never kit with it. It is a super bulky wool that is destined to be some sort of hat for me.
This is a close up of NyameSilkie Socks that Rock. I'm not sure what its destiny is. Some gorgeous Mochaberry in Socks that Rock Heavyweight. Rare Gems in Silkie Socks That Rock. I was REALLY hoping to find a Sock Monkey kit and I did! It is enough to make one big and one small one. I know the purple-y color is Thistle, but I'm not sure what the other one is. If you can believe it, I still have more BMFA for another post. I have lots of WIP and even a FO to update you on, too!!
I hope you had a great and safe Halloween. Ours was low-key and fun. Today we are heading to an indoor water park. I can't wait to see London enjoying the water! Have a great weekend!!
So, yesterday I came home to my Socks that Rock Club package. Always a very exciting day!!
I immediatly noticed that the postal bag/envelope that it is always mailed in was open. Upon closer inspection I realized that it had been cut open. Odd. I asked my husband if he opened it and he hadn't--not that I can imagine why he would want to. Then I suddenly realized that my yarn could have fallen out if it was mailed with the envelope open. Luckily everything is accounted for.
Talk about a serious stroke of luck! It had been traveling across the US and literally open. It was sealed by the BMFA people but I am guessing during the mailing process it must have been accidentally cut open. My husband has dealt with the post office and large mailings and he said sometime they bundle mass mailings together with plastic wrap and it could have been sliced with a box cutter in the process or wrapping the palette.
Knowing how amazingly wonderful the Blue Moon Fiber Arts people are they probably have insurance on it or would have been able to replace it. But, I am very glad we didn't have to go that route!
The pattern and colorway are amazing! The pattern represents something in real life and the likeness is astounding. How do they do it???
I went to Saratoga Needle Arts on Thursday after work to find yarn for a baby blanket. I have been coveting the Ripple Crocheted Afghan and asked my niece if she would make one for the baby. In trade, I am making the flowers for her Noni bag that she has been dreading making. I think I made out ahead and she thinks she made out ahead!
I wanted the blanket to be gender neutral, not too light in color, and washable. I plan on using this blanket for the stroller, car seat, etc. I decided on Cascade 220 Superwash and I got two skeins of each color. I'm hoping there might even be enough left over to make a complimentary garment or accessory.
Sitting next to the Cascade 220 was some fabulous Art Yarns. I don't think I have ever seen it in person and just couldn't leave it there. I got a free modular scarf pattern to knit this up with.
On June 11th, MaryBeth, Jude, and I went to Ye Olde Yarn Shoppe and Gifts going out of business sale where everything was 50% off.
I picked up 5 skeins of Noro in each of these colors to make over sizedBooga Bags. The purple, blue, and lime is for myself. The neutral beige and browns will be a Christmas present for my mother.
I have a shawl collared cardigan sweater that I started 2 Octobers ago. It is Debbie Bliss' Lara. I want to finish it and wear it this season. I saw the same pattern in infant and children sizes in a book that I bought at the sale and I bought this gender neutral color to go with it. If I have a girl and if I have enough left over, I will make another one in purple.
I also bought all of this cotton for a bunch of hats from Itty Bitty Baby Hats.
For all felting fanatics--Interweave magazine is putting out a special edition of their magazine which is all about felting. It will be out 7/17. I got a glimpse at it at my LYS but it was there only copy. Borders didn't have it yet. I am considering getting it through their website. I love Interweave and felting--how can it go wrong?
Yup, my belly is growing (among other things). I am in the beginning of my 11th week and haven't gained any weight, but my belly is definitely growing. It seems strange to me. I have to keep reminding myself that there is a baby in there.
My husband and I are off this week and we have been rearranging and cleaning out to make room for the baby. I'm gonna sell a bunch of books on amazon. We want to purchase a new laptop computer and download all of our CDs and then sell the CDs too. We looked at cribs and rugs for the nursery today. Tomorrow morning I am having a prenatal massage. I can't wait!
I ordered some Seduction from Blue Moon Fiber Arts to make a Clapotis at the Knitting Retreat next month. I also ordered another Socks that Rock to complement Lucy to make a Chevron Scarf. I have all these projects for myself. I hope I get my knitting mojo back soon. I'm not taking any classes over the summer and I want to concentrate on finishing and knitting what I already have.