30 March 2013

Spring....

Well another month has almost passed, and signs of spring are showing.  It was so lovely here yesterday I spent a couple of hours on the front deck closing toes on socks.
Big Red greeted me for breakfast and actually hung around for some photos.  Look at those buds. 
The term "I work for yarn" has been in my repertoire for a long time.  I cranked out these socks for a friend in exchange for more yarn.  These were cranked with the German Wollmeise yarn.  Everybody goes crazy over her saturated colours and great yardage.  I do have to say, I have a couple of pair for myself and there may be a few more in my future.

I have also cranked out a few pair for gifts.
Wandering Cat Yarns Barn Cat, I love the twist on this yarn and the 80/20 blend of merino/nylon is a great combination for socks.  This is Midnight Posey dyed by BossCat.  I'm not sure if she can dye this one again, it was supposed to be something else and didn't work, so I snagged it. I actually think the skeins we flub usually turn out to be my favorites.
This pair is our Twisted Top Cat, it has the same twist as the Barn Cat, but it's a blend of 80/10/10  merino/cashmere/nylon.  Just a little bit of luxury on your feet. This is Bleeding Hearts, my concoction.  It reminded me of my lovely plant out in the garden, which I'm anxiously waiting to see again this summer.

Today will be a day of winding up yarn to dye of for stripes, and re-skeining some that will be in the shop very soon. 

4 comments:

Araignee said...

I am in sock heaven. Those are all gorgeous!

Sharon V said...
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Sharon V said...

Your socks are stunning! Makes me wish I could crank out a few pairs for myself. (Too bad I don't own a sock machine.)

Knatolee said...

Love the robin. Wow your buds are definitely ahead of ours out here at the Ont/Que border. So many beautiful spring shades in this post.