My current work in progress:

1. "T-Rex," designed by Rebecca Danger, knit from Blue moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in the "Lucky" colorway on U.S. size 3 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

A Simple Sock

Okay, a bunch of you Smartypants immediately identified the yarn I’m using for my simple sock as Wollmeise in the Johannisbeer und Brennessel colorway. Clearly you all are experts in Wollmeise colorway identification.

A quick trip through the Google translator tells me that the colorway name translates into “currant and nettle” in English. Very appropriate, no?

So, Thursday night I was thinking that I needed a simple project to take to Virginia Beach with me for the weekend. “This is a job for Wollmeise!” thought I. I ventured into the stash room and looked through the Wollmeise I have, and decided on this lovely colorway.

I did do a bit of knitting over the weekend, and today I am past the heel on the first sock.

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And here is a close-up of the slipstitch heel, just because a slipstitch heel in Wollmeise makes me happy.

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The pattern is a simple knit/purl thing, and the results kind of make me think of bamboo.

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So I am calling this sock “Bamboozled.” Just try and stop me.

I’ve got another new work-in-progress . . .

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And I’m afraid Lucy can’t come to the blog right now . . .

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It’s suppertime!

Quick Update

I’m back from my quick trip to Delaware — had a great time!

I took the train up on Friday and was met at the station by my hostess, Janice aka Obstiknit (pssst! Janice is participating in a three-day breast cancer walk in October — check out her cancer walk blog for details).

We attended a potluck dinner at her LYS Stitches With Style that night. It was great to hang out with all these fun knitters. Saturday I taught two classes on techniques for toe-up socks, then hopped on the train to come home.

Janice and her 4 beautiful kitties were great hosts — thanks, y’all! And thanks to Linda and everyone at Stitches With Style for making me feel so welcome and ensuring I had such a great time.

Today was for hanging out with my Lucy and doing exciting things like laundry.

I knit some on my still-un-named circular shawl.

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Oh, and I drew a winner for the Martha Stewart cupcake book — Mary. If your name is Mary and you entered the contest, check your email to see if you are the Mary, because I’ve send you a message.

Lucy sez:

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“I’m happy to have my Momma home !”