Tuesday, February 13, 2007

dreaming of the sun..

look at this:

this is my Spunky Eclectic Corriedale roving named "Tahiti". Isn't it beautiful--not because of my spinning but because the colours are gorgeous.

I'm not a pink person--but for some reason I have been drawn to colourways that have pink in them.

This is one example, and the others:

the Monkey sock in "Strange Little Mama" colourway and this sock which was the gift yarn from Shadkitty:

I will have that pair of pink socks done for me this afternoon, but I have another FO that finally got its' photo shoot:

Hubby's socks.

Pattern: basically a "non-pattern" as it's just done with measurements, a gauge swatch, a sturdy heel and basic decreases--hobbled together from the Yarn Harlots "Knitting Rules" book.
2X2 ribbing on the top
Yarn: Opal Rainforest Zebra Stripes
Needles: Knitpicks Circular US 1's.

These socks took forever to knit. Small fingering weight on US 1's makes for boring knitting.
SO I played a game with myself. I finished one of his socks then did one of the pink ones for me.
Finished his other sock and cast on for the other pink one for me--Thursday night. I've only knit on it 2 nights and it will be finished within 2 hours.
Big fat yarn on a bigger needle...love it.
Now back to our regularly scheduled sock knitting.
Oh, and shadkitty made my Africa Socks, you should see them!!!


Emma said...

Ooh, the Tahiti is definitely gorgeous!

kkaci said...

I love the Tahiti you're spinning! It's beautiful :). Good job!