Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pictures as promised

I'm sort of unofficially following along with Project Spectrum. It just so happens that two of my current projects fall within the color categories: blue and grey.

Kitty Pi



I don't know the name of this yarn NOR where I purchased it. I could probably scrounge around and find it in my Favorites, but you really don't want any. Originally, I bought this yarn to use to knit a bag. (What IS it with me and these bags???) I needed bulky yarn. I loved the colors so I purchased some (I don't know how much since they hanks don't really resemble hanks.). The bag never came about, so I thought this would be good use of the stash to knit a kitty bed. The pattern calls for bulky yarn. This yarn goes from bulky to almost DK or fingering weight! Thank GOODNESS this bed will be felted. I couldn't imagine knitting anything with this yarn that wouldn't be.

Monkey socks



Yes, they are mostly black with a hint of grey. (That qualifies, right?) This is Claudia Hand Painted Yarn in Ink. I LOVE this yarn! Granted, I have not washed anything knit with this yet, so I'm hoping it holds up as well as my fav Lorna's Laces does. If it does, then it will be HIGH on my list of favorite sock yarns.

5 comments:

uberstrickenfrau said...

Love that Claudia yarn too! What pattern are you using for the sock?

Pensguys said...

I'm using the Monkey sock from Knitty. Click on the word "Monkey".

Thanks for commenting. :)

uberstrickenfrau said...

Ahhhh,never mind! If I would only READ more CAREFULLY I'd got it!No wonder I was attracted to them, I've got that pattern ear marked for my next soxs! heh heh, Oh well.

Beth said...

Lovely, lovely Monkey socks! I think I'm sold. My Malamute yarn might make lovely Monkeys.

Congrats on frogging yucky projects! That's always a great thing to do. Very freeing.

Beth said...

Penny,
I never got on any wagon because I knew I'd fall right off. I don't buy many things - I'm not really a shopper and I own less clothes than any woman I know. I won't feel guilty about buying yarn.

Good for you for joining the STR club. I hope it brings you great joy! I joined the Loopy Ewe club. I like it because it's only 4 times a year (seasonal) and you pay as you go. Plus, I love the Loopy Ewe.

Today I'm going to a Super Bowl sale. All yarn 30% off. Yippee!