Back in the saddle

Yeehaw! With the impending holidays and my newfound dearth of projects (I finished the red hat & scarf, but haven’t sewn in ends. pictures tomorrow?), I’ve decided that my “no new yarn until I get a job” rule only applies to projects for myself. 🙂 Ahh, rationalization.

The really exciting part of this is that Kevin mentioned in passing that he wouldn’t be adverse to hand-knit socks. This was incredibly exciting news to me for several reasons. First, on a knitting level, I feel like knitting socks is the way in which you prove that you have truly arrived. The holy grail, if you will. However, I don’t like any of the sock patterns for myself, except maybe for these. So, I’m delighted to get to try my skill and *not* have to wear the result. 🙂 Second, most of his previous girlfriends have been knitters (he obviously has good taste), and so I didn’t want to duplicate their past projects. I’m also a firm believer in the sweater curse… it may have been two and a half years, and we may be living together, but you don’t start a sweater unless you have a ring on your finger. No need to jinx these things.

So, I went down to Kirkland Yarn & Stitchery on the way home from other errands and found this yarn (Patons Kroy Socks 4-ply, color #54108) and the Patons Classics Winter Warmth pattern book. The sock pattern I have in mind has the blue arrow pointing toward it.

Kevin gave the go-ahead. Here he is with his future-socks (though it’s hard to tell if the yarn or the eggnog is the reason for the smile…) Woohoo for new projects.

I also picked up some Plymouth Encore for one of the gifts on my list. The colors are a neutral beige (#240), a nearly-navy blue (#848), and a slightly tweedy medium blue (#658, which looks much more light blue/gray in real life than in this shot). Expect more info on this project in a few weeks. 😛

Kevin’s downstairs working on dinner so I’d better run, but I had to share my new-yarn fun!!

One thought on “Back in the saddle”

  1. Plymoth Encore is one of my favorite yarns. It comes in TONS of colors (check out Acorn Street for the most I’ve seen carried), is inexpensive and gets softer with each washing (yah for machine washable).

    Can’t wait to see what you do with the yarn!

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