Yes, it might have been a little mean of me to mention the Summer of Socks yesterday, considering that sign-ups to join were closed on May 26. But in my defense, I blogged about it when I first found out about it, on May 2nd. That’ll teach you “skimmers” not to pay attention.
New Sock Yarn
I got a bunch of sock yarn in the mail yesterday. It was like Christmas and birthday rolled into one chez WendyKnits. First up:
This is merino wool sock yarn from The Knittery, in the Passionfruit colorway. I won this skein of sock yarn in a contest over at Black Dog Knits. (If you have never visited, go there now — lovely photography!) I got to select any colorway of this yummy yarn from those available at The Knittery and the Passionfruit colorway called out to me.
Next up in the great cavalcade of sock yarns . . .
Zen String Serendipity fingering weight. OMG! OMG! I bought some of the sportweight when it was first offered at The Loopy Ewe and love it. Last week Sheri put up some fingering weight for sale (yeah, it’s sold out now, thanks to people like me). The colorways are “Jamie” and “Ochoco.”
Another from my Loopy order:
A new sock yarn from Cherry Tree Hill — SockItToMe. (If you are old enough to remember Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, you may commence giggling in a nostalgic manner now.) This colorway is called “Misty Moor.” The yarn is 80% merino wool and 20% nylon. It’s got a lovely squishy feel to it.
More Loopy yarn . . .
Merino/silk blend from the lovely Heather at All Things Heather. The colorway is “Passion.”
Even more Loopy yarn . . .
So, I think I’m all set for the Summer of Socks, don’t you?
Speaking of socks, here is the second Cider Moon sock.
I’ll have this finished well before the June 21 start date for the Summer of Socks. But I don’t want to start a new pair until the start date — don’t want to be in the middle of a pair at the start — that would never do, now would it? So I must find something else to occupy my train-knitting time until then.
A Plug for Ravelry
By now y’all have heard about Ravelry — some of you have been beta testers since the get-go, others of you have just received your invitation to join, and others of you are waiting for your invitations. (If you wanna join, you need to go add your name to the list. Click on the link above to go do that.)
Anyhow. If you are Ravelry-ing away and are enjoying it, please consider donating to help defray the costs of running the whole operation. There’s a link from the main page after you log-in to a page where you can donate. (No, I am not affiliated with Ravelry, nor did Casey and Jess ask me to mention this. I discovered the donate link at my last log-in and think it’s a good idea for the community to chip in to help keep things running. Heck, even a dollar or two will help!)
New Photo Coolness Question
And I don’t know what magic Daisy wrought, but I can now see photos at work (without clicking) despite Flickr being blocked. . . .they’re smaller but totally fine! Awesome!
Interesting! Are any of you others who have Flickr blocked experiencing this same thing now? Or did Cathy-Cate’s Flickr become unblocked at her workplace without her knowing it?
Q & A
Q: What is Lucy sitting on?
A: That would be the sock I completed yesterday.