April 2011

Rockin’ Sock Club

Rockin’ Sock Club

Up until now I’ve never joined a sock club or participated in a knit along. Am I missing out? So this year I decided to join the Rockin’ Sock Club by Blue Moon Fiber Arts—of course you know that they dye the fabulous Socks That Rocks yarn. To date I’ve received two packets of yarn and patterns in the mail … then I realised that unless I want to accumulate more stash, I need to start knitting. By the way, I LOVE Tina’s colourways so far. It’s quite a read more

Travel Knitting

Travel Knitting

We went to France for spring break so there hasn’t been too much knitting happening around here. I carefully planned a project for the trip—the Pinkerton shawl from Interweave Knits Spring 2011. I bought a delicious skein of Hand Maiden Mini Maiden, 50% wool, 50% silk in Pewter. I spent a long time examining the skeins in the store and chose the one with the most silvery light sections. After I started knitting I was disappointed to see the brown colours popping. I felt that the skeins read more