Thursday, August 09, 2007

It's Here!

This yummy bit of soft goodness is my yarn for the HSS2! It's from RazzyTazzy Knits over on Etsy, and I cannot wait to get my needles into it! Again, I would highly recommend the seller - she was incredibly kind and helpful trying to figure out where in the world the yarn had ended up. I'll be able to speak more knowledgeably after working with the yarn, of course, but at this point, I would say with confidence that I'd buy from her again. In case you're wondering, my pal prefers the blue and silver Ravenclaw colors of the movies over the blue and bronze (which, admittedly, I've only seen a few combinations that really worked for me, too) of the books. This yarn is mostly blue and silver, although there are a few flecks of the bronze in it, too.

Now, the dilemma. Do I finish the Felici socks first? The yarns feel like they are about the same weight, maybe I will need those needles! And I'm so close on the first Felici:

(okay, so I really just wanted photographic evidence that I did, indeed, conquer that heel). I kind of want to make these longer socks - you'd think I'd never worked with striping yarn before, but this is So Darn Fun. Of course, the bubble burst is going to be trying to make the stripes match on both socks. I'm hoping for identical twins this time, although this particular sock is going to be called Scar, as the stripes coming out of the heel don't quite match up and he has half a row of green stitches in the middle of a purple block.

I'm also still trying to decide on a new sweater pattern, and have a lot of 100% cotton laying about. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Inky said...

ooooh, pretty!!

check out this site for cute sweaters. i think the 'cece' one is cotton

http://chicknits.com/infopdf.shtml

also this works great in cotton:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTsitcomchic.html

and this one too (i'm pondering this in purple, i have a ton of some cotton too!!)

http://magknits.com/Aug07/patterns/lemonade.htm

Kadiddly said...

Ooo, I really like Lemonade! I don't know how I missed it the first time I glanced over the new MagKnits! Thanks!!!

Rowena Hopkirk said...

Hi Narcissa! You wanted to know what ribbing pattern I'm using on my pal's socks. You have to promise not to tell her! I'm doing the Undulating Rib pattern from Interweave Press' Favorite Socks book. The ribbing is * K3, P1, K1, P1, rep from *. Thanks for the compliment!