Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sock Futures Rock!

After hearing about all the banking angst Blue Moon Fiber Arts went through, I decided to do a little shopping there, especially since I have never knit socks with Socks that Rock yarn. Shocking, I know. I was delighted to find a color scheme that reminded me of my new blueberry tea-for-one.

Socks that Rock in Nodding Violet and Henpecked.

The Nodding Violet doesn't have any white, but I think the blue-violets and greens are a great match. Yay! The Henpecked results from blog envy. I saw Kristi's marvelous wool/silk fiber from BMFA in Henpecked, and I had to have the color. Now I do. The only question is which one to knit first. I think I may reward myself by knitting a pair of these socks right away to help drive away sock ennui. I think these yarns deserve a whole skein shot.


In further knitting news, the Landscape Shawl is now over 50% complete! To celebrate here is a close up of the moss stitch chevron.


In 24 more rows I get to start the final chevron in reversed stockinette. I know I have complained a lot about how boring this shawl is to knit, but the CTH yarn is really working out nicely. Alison left me such a nice comment about the LS that I felt very encouraged to continue. She is knitting up an amazing Hidcote. You should go check it out.

Happy Knitting!


Paula said...

Hee hee! the thought of sock futures just struck me as funny. I have a whole Rubbermaid bin full of future socks!

Brigitte said...

I have a whole basket of future socks too! But I've no Socks that Rock either...

Love the Nodding Violet colourway especially.

Alison said...

Lovely colors for your Landscape. You'll be done before you know it. Thank you for including a comment about my Hidcote. I finally finished it! I highly recommend it as a project:)

I also have never used STR, but I eventually will break down and get some. The colors you chose are gorgeous.

Have a nice weekend!

Jen said...

Oh I am so so glad you got the STR!! It is such nice yarn. I really do love it!

Have a great weekend!

Christy said...

It looks like a great choice for your tea set.

trek said...

Do I hear a need for a sock pattern?? Do I dare hope that there will be some Blue Suede Socks on your needles soon?

Great colors.

Shelley said...

I've never used Socks That Rock either. Love the two colourways you got, thought! Can't wait to see them knitted up.

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I have only been fortunate enough to make myself socks from cheap worsted weight (courtesy of Wal-mart), so I always drool over pictures of beautiful sock yarn. Yours looks lovely and completely drool-worthy!

Rachel said...

Sorry, but I can't seem to get the "Blue Moon Fiber Arts" website figured out, for some reason. Did you actually order your yarn from that site? I only saw two different skein colors of yarn listed, and neither looked like yours.

Any help would be much appreciated!