Thursday, October 04, 2007

Socks that really do rock!


Been working my way through the Stitches Midwest purchase pile. I am indulging in some "anticipation adds greatly to the pleasure" procrastination on the Qiviut yarn, but I couldn't keep my hands off the Socks That Rock. This is the lightweight, color Space Dust, in the pattern that I just did for Tofutsies that you can't have yet, but will get soon! It doesn't really spiral when worn, although it looks like it does in the photo.

I love love love this yarn. You know how sometimes you hear about some fabulous yarn or pattern, or read it about it on the Internet, and then you run off and get what you covet, only to be disappointed because it doesn't float your boat? NOT the case here - I am in love. And I get the side benefit of being able to avoid the yarn for STR at Rhinebeck, because I already have some! Color me happy, and smug. I may even get them finished in time to wear to Rhinebeck, but no promises - life goes on as usual here at Chez Hectic.

Speaking of Rhinebeck - Blogger Bingo is happening again. Woo-hoo! I had SO much fun doing this last year and I was only there part of the day on Sunday. Now that I will be there both days I get to play even more, and torture more strangers. I say again, Woo-Hoo! Yarn and sheep and torturing strangers - what a weekend!

Speaking of Rhinebeck again - I seem to be always speaking of Rhinebeck - I will be doing book signings for Secret Language of Knitters on Saturday and Sunday at the booth of the lovely and talented Ellen of Ellen's Half Pint Farm . I will be there from 1 - 3 both days, so come say hello and get your books signed, or just introduce yourself. Then go buy lots of yarn from Ellen. I know I have mentioned this before, but it is the worst kind of torture trying to stay on a budget when you go hang out with yarn dealers for a living. At least if I am being roundly ignored (an author at a signing's worst nightmare) I can shop!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Mine is already signed, but I'll come visit :)

Trillian42 said...

OOh - if you end up on my card, I can come say hi, give you a hug, thank you for being hat-monitor, get my book signed, AND check off a square! Wow!

Of course, if you aren't on my card, I'm still coming by for the rest.

Nichole said...

Have fun - wish I were going! This weekend is the wool tour in our neck of the woods, http://www.woolartstournh.com/

teeweewonders said...

The socks AND the yarn are both gorgeous!

Betharoopie said...

Heeee - Guess who's on my caaard (sing-song)...

:)

Of course, I would have said HI anyway!