Sunday, January 26, 2014

FO: Colorful Noro Socks!

First completed pair of socks in 2014!   We are in a deep, deep freeze here in Northern Ohio, so these 
socks will be keeping my feet warm and toasty tonight.  These socks were started in December 2011, languished for a couple years, and were finished today(January 26th, 2014).  Finished in part due to a KAL in the 12 Socks in 2014 group on Ravelry, but also because my feet are always cold and store-bought socks don't warm them up as much as hand-knit socks do:-)

Sunday, January 19, 2014


The winner of my blog giveaway is PamOnMars:-)

Please email me or pm me your address info so I can get your prize out to you

Stay tuned for more giveaways and other blog fun in the coming weeks

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Noro Sock Yarn

So...I finally cast on for sock #2 using a ball of Noro Taiyo sock yarn that I bought a year or two ago.......and even after cutting the yarn in just the right place to hopefully/sort of make the two socks look semi-fraternal, if not identical, this is what I get :

I cut so much from the skein that I do not have a ton of extra yarn to 'play with'.    And despite this picture, the second color in the sock on-the-needles is a periwinkle blue, not a pink like in the other sock.  And the third color on the OTN sock is a teal/aqua greenish color, which also does not appear on the first finished sock.    I guess I should have peeked inside the skein before I bought it.

These will still be super-comfy, but I'm not sure if I will  be buying this one again.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Giveaway!!

In honor of Valentine's Day, which is quickly approaching, I'm having a yarn-y giveaway.  To enter, all you need to do is one of the following:

  • Follow my blog
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Leave a comment on the Ravelry thread for this giveaway
I will draw a winner on Sunday, January 19th, in the evening

What do you get if you win?

  • A copy of Annie Modesitt's book Romantic Handknits
  • A box of my all-time favorite tea, Trader Joe's Candy Cane Mint decaf green tea
  • Starbucks Dark Espresso Roast
  • Soak fabric wash in Celebration scent
  • 2 skeins of The Alpaca Yarn Company Glimmer- fingering weight alpaca blend---this yarn is so soft!