Wednesday, August 23, 2006

what i did on my summer vacation, part 2.2

After posting the picture of the lace cuff I made, I thought I should make one for my friend Robin. So, last night:

I gave it to her tonight and she loved it! I love giving knits to people who really appreciate them!

Monday and Tuesday, I worked on another Fair Isle project. This, if it turns out, will be a birthday present for my friend Julie. I'm just kind of winging it and hoping it turns out. I have a chart that I'm working from, but I will be adapting it as I go.

This morning, I finally did what I had wanted to do on my vacation: Yarn Store Lurking

(I didn't get to a couple that I really wanted to visit, but there's still time I suppose)

At Beehive Yarn, I decided to splurge on some handpainted sock yarn for myself:

Claudia Hand Painted Fingering weight in the Walk in the Woods colorway.

At Gina Brown's I got

Lana Grossa Meilenweit Colortweed sock yarn
(seeing a pattern yet?)


Regia Bamboo Color. Yes, BAMBOO!!! Sock yarn!! 45% bamboo, 40% wool, 15% polyamide. It feels cool to the touch and is extremely soft and feels so nice to knit with. I'm hoping that the socks I make with this will be for my mom. She is very sensitive to wool and doesn't like blends, but she may be okay with these (if not: Socks for Lori!)

So, the observant among you will notice that I cast on for the first sock in the Bamboo. That picture was taken about 20 minutes after I got home. I will use these as my "take along" project, to knit on while waiting for whatever, or while stuck standing still in traffic, or... whatever.

Now, you would think that there would be no way I would cast on for two separate sock projects within an hour of coming home from the yarn store, right?

Well, if you think that my friend, you would be wrong:

I'm using Steph's Orchid Sock pattern. This is a couple of hours of knitting time, but I did cast on about 20 minutes after I cast on the Bamboo...

Tomorrow and Friday I will be visiting my brother, his wife and the twins! I can't wait to see them.

I'll post another installment of what I did on my summer vacation when I'm back.


  1. I love your color choices on your mystery Fair Isle project! Your friend is very lucky!

  2. New to your blog, and enjoying looking at your recent projects! The Fair Isle colorway is very nice. Interesting to see they're making bamboo sock yarn now - can't wait to see how it turns out!

  3. Love the cuff - perfect combination of beautiful and badass!

    I have a couple (store bought) t-shirts made of bamboo, and they are so so so so soft and comfy. I think the blend will serve you well, because bamboo alone isn't the most durable. Have fun with your new yarn!


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