Thursday, February 3, 2011

Still winning

Almost a year ago, I won a year's subscription to Knitcircus online magazine.  I'm still winning.   Spring 2011 has just been shipped and I'm having fun checking out the patterns and dreaming knitter's dreams. 

These socks got my attention.  I like the chevron effect of the slanted ribs.  It could be that the fresh yarn color is so invigorating but I just want to get at those socks.  It'll have to wait, though.  Look at what I went and did yesterday.

I bought some plain yarn for my long stockings.  I was not to be denied.  Sorry that they didn't have any bergundy, though.  I decided that this blue would be quite pretty with my denim skirt.  Actually, my only skirt but that's another story.

Since I was standing in front of a bunch of beautiful yarns, how could I help just treating myself to one more?  This is another sock yarn but it could grow up to be anything.  Love the sea-green that's teasing me from it's center-pull hiding place.  Wonder how long it'll take to get to that color?

But before I can actually cast on for these two projects, I have to finish the socks on the needle right now.  I call them Valentine Candy 'cuz they remind me of those heart candies with the sayings on them.  Not sure why but they do.  It was Knitcircus magazine that introduced me to Jane Prater who created this cool design.  And there's a new technique to learn which is always fun.  She calls them Paulies Socks.

And, I'm slowly working through a cardigan.  This is the gray yarn that was returned to the frog pond a while ago.  I think this design will work so much better.  And I can use my cool 'cup of tea' buttons that arrived in the mail one morning.  Of course, I had to find the perfect place to wear them.

I'd better get to it.


Penny McKinlay said...

I love the pinks and reds in the Valentine Candy socks - of course, I love all bright, cheerful colours! I think your buttons will really stand out on the dark grey background. Enjoy your knitting!

Ginny said...

As usual, your colors are just beautiful! I especially like the Valentine Candy and the new yarn with the bit of aqua hiding in the center! What fun that will be to knit with!

Rose said...

Wow, you do have a lot of knitting plans! Can't wait to see the cup o' tea buttons. Love the pink yarn and the blue/green skein too!

Rudee said...

I love my Knitcircus, too. I'm sure when my year is over, I'll buy a subscription.

Your projects look great. The cardigan is adorable. Can't wait to see it all done up.

Did you see the new issue of Knit Scene? I can't decide which of the patterns I like best--it's one of those types of issues.

koko said...

Thanks for updating us on the gray yarn! Looking forward to seeing the cardigan knit up - I have been admiring the pattern, but won't attempt it myself because of the small needles.

Lovely sock yarn, especially the pinks!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely yarn selection. I will look up knitcircus to see their latest.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just love those socks, I am going to treat myself to a pair of hand knitted socks one of these days.......


Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, so many exciting and beautiful projects! The pink ones are lovely- we call those sweets(candy) "love hearts", just the mention of them brings back co many childhood memories!
I'm hooked again on knitting, had forgotten how relaxing it is, but with time in such short supply, I have to focus on just one project at a time. At the moment, it's scarves, but by next week I'll be onto socks!


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