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june sock yarn

Since I am always thinking about my next project, I went to my LYS to pick out some sock yarn for the month of June.

This is Knit One Crochet Two’s Crock-O-Dye fingering yarn – 416 yards in a wool, nylon, silk blend. I love the watery shades of blue, green and white…To me, this yarn is all blue skies, beach glass, and fluffy white clouds – the perfect summer day! I am thinking of knitting some hedgerows with it, but I thought I’d ask you guys: which pattern would you knit with this yarn? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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My May socks are on the needles! I so badly wanted to use my new Addi needles, but alas, I could not get gauge. So size 0/2mm. dpns. it is. This is my second attempt at writing a sock pattern – here’s hoping it is a little more successful than the first attempt.

A quick word about this Fibre Company Canopy Fingering yarn – love. I’ve only knit 16 rounds with it so far, but the hand and sheen of this yarn is just gorgeous! The girls over at Kelbourne Woolens are so lucky they get to play with this all day!

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I know April just started, but I am already looking forward to my May socks! I’ll be knitting with this beautiful Fibre Company Canopy fingering yarn (top: Rosehip, bottom: Kaffir Plum).

I’ll also be knitting with my new Addi turbos – my very first pair of Addis! I am going to try my hand at magic loop knitting…it should be a lot of fun!

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spring etsy love.

Soon, the spring crocuses popping out of the cold, winter ground…in the meantime, here are some crocus-inspired Etsy finds to tide you over:

  1. 11 x 14 Garden Melodies Fine Art Watercolor, $200 at Created by Storm.
  2. Crocus Coming to Dust Merino Fingering Yarn, $23/€16 at Dye for Wool.
  3. Superfine Alpaca Roving in Aged Violets, $18 at Fiber Fancy.
  4. Amethyst Spring Stitch Markers, $8.49 at Anne K. Riley.
  5. Crocus Yarn, $22 at Gnomespun Yarn.

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I didn’t really love the purple and the gray together for the Dream Stripes Shawl, so without much ado, I ripped it out. I mean, who wants to knit a whole shawl’s worth of stitches in colors you don’t love? So now, there’s this:

This time, Cascade 220 Sport weight yarn in a creamy white and doeskin heather. The stripes look crisp and summery to me, and the taupey-beige reminds me of sandy beaches…that feels much better!

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inventory time.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what projects I want to knit for Spring, but before I go out and buy any more new yarn, I think it might be a good idea to take a couple of hours to organize the stash.

This weekend, I’ll go through every ball, hank and skein and write an inventory list – by fiber weight, color, and yardage. Then, I’ll see if anything fits any of the projects I am planning to knit. How about you? How do you organize your stashes, dear readers?

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a makeshift yarn bowl.

It’s always fun when you can find new uses for old things – like this gigantic latte mug. It makes a perfect yarn bowl, doesn’t it?

At 5″ wide and 3 1/2″ deep, it is the perfect size for a ball of sock yarn. I just place it on the floor next to wherever am I sitting – no more rolling off the couch and under the table!

Plus, the handle acts as a built-in yarn guide. Perfect!


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