04 February 2006

Increasing my stash...

I know, I haven't been posting alot lately. That's because I've been working on Increasing my Stash (after all, I have Risa to try to keep up with! )

Thursday I went shopping at my LYS (sorry - their website's not working right now). I bought "The Magic Loop" booklet (Sarah Hauschka's method, written by Bev Galeskas) and "Socks on Two Circular Needles" by Cat Bordi, "Classic Socks" pattern by Yankee Knitter Designs, 40" circular needles size US2...and (10 skeins of) yarn! The yarn I bought was mostly sock yarn: Regia multi effekt color (2 skeins), Regia crazy color (3 skeins), Skacel Trampoline stretch (2 skeins). I also bought 3 skeins of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran in a green that's not really olive. Guess what I'm going to be making????

Yes! You guessed it!! Socks. I'm learning to make socks, using the Magic Loop method. I cast on Thursday night. I frogged that Friday (after I'd knit several inches). I cast on again. I frogged. I cast on again. The picture is of this cast on (I'm using the Regia crazy color). I refuse to make a mistake on this one. I will not have to frog again!

Thursday I also placed an order at KnitPicks for some yarn (increasing stash!). The order arrived today! Can you believe it? That was so quick! 36 skeins of yarn (that's alot of felted bags!). By the way, it was my Secret Pal who got me hooked on that Wool of the Andes. I don't have pictures of that yarn yet. Today was rainy all day - not a good day for pictures.


Grumperina has released her beautiful hat pattern. She has named it Odessa. There are several knit alongs for Odessa. I joined this one. Today I had to go back to my LYS to get some yarn for Odessa. Had to. It was love at first sight, when I saw that hat! Sadly, the 4 skeins of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran (no pix yet) I bought today, will not work for Odessa...too thick. Tomorrow, maybe, I will hunt down a suitable Odessa yarn.

Kimberly, at The Giving Flower, has opened her store. She hand-makes stitch markers. They are so awesome (if you already read her blog, then you know she's very talented!)! She doesn't have the shopping cart working yet, so e-mail her if you're interested in purchasing anything.

MAKE it a great day!

5 comments:

ann said...

you are on a stash enhancing tear!! good for you - I am enjoying the pictures! and truth be told, working part time in the yarn shop has me also enhancing the stash .....

kimberly said...

Whoa you are really in full gear with enhancing your stash! I wish I could join you-what fun!
Thanks for the mention of my markers. I've sold 3 sets already! Yeah.
We should knit Odessa together-I'm off to buy some yarn today, I hope.

AngeliasKnitting said...

Hi Ann - glad you like the pics.

You must have ALOT of self-control to work in a yarn shop! I'd probably just spend my whole paycheck there! :-)

Astreia said...

That Odessa pattern is beautiful. Once I get some more skill, I'll have to try it. You are a knitting machine. How is the magic loop technique going?

ms. pea said...

Aha - the Magic Loop has sucked you in! It's a mystical gift - so if the book doesn't work for you, go back to the LYS or your local Stitch & Bitch and get someone to show you how (too bad you can't just come over to our Stitch & Bitch - we are all crazy for the Magic Loop). Have fun with socks!!