Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Then there's two skeins of Sundara Sock yarn in Desert Sage. Sundara sent these to me after there was a little mix up with the yarn quantities that were supposed to be available and one of the skeins of yarn I had ordered was not available, so they credited me my money, including the money for the yarn of Creamy Toffee sock yarn that I had ordered and was supposed to be available for shipment. I contacted them to say that I still wanted this yarn and they were unsure as to whether or not the order had been sent. So to make sure I was happy they sent this yarn to me. The Creamy Toffee yarn did show up anyway and they wouldn't let me pay for it. Now, if this company didn't already have me hooked as a customer because of their delicious yarn, their wonderful customer service went way above and beyond and how I totally crushing on them.
Here is one of the FO's that was finally completed last month. You know it's sat around too long when you have no clue as to what the yarn is that you knit these socks with. I know I got it from Loopy Ewe and I think it was a Numma Numma yarn, but I could be wrong. Who cares, they're lovely to wear and was very nice yarn to knit with. Just your plain old garden variety sock recipe that I have lodged firmly in my brain and knit up with no actual pattern in front of me. They need blocking, but wanted to finally get them posted. Will try to determine the yarn origin.
Another FO is my scrappy scarf using lots of left over sock yarn. Admittedly this can be quite a tedious slow going project, but once you hit the half way mark, you start getting really excited to get it done. That much linen-y type stitch is enough to drive me crazy after a while. But, it was perfect knitting for watching Season 5 of MI-5. Did I mention I am pathetically hooked on this show. I watched the first four seasons for free on my laptop with my Netflix account and then couldn't wait for season 5 to show up at my door so I ran to B&N and snatched it up. Steve and the kids claim that my accent is now fully out of the box and that they can tell when I've been watching it because the Devonian accent is at his peak.
Although it sounded like I was complaining about this pattern, I must say that I will absolutely do another. I still have lots of sock yarn leftovers hanging about and the fabric this pattern produces is beautiful. A densely woven fabric, that either side is beautiful. To be honest, I think I prefer the wrong side. Of course, if you had a loom, you could probably whip this out a lot faster. Hmmm, maybe I should reconsider that loom purchase after all??!