Socktoberfest is back!
I also found yet another swap to join - this one is Hot Socks and I just couldn't resist joining after I found it on Shelby's blog. It makes me slightly less guilty when I'm buying sock yarn for someone else.
Speaking of yarn, last night my knitting group met up at Abundant Yarn, which I don't get to very often because it's sort of far away. I, of course, had to gorge myself at the trough (and realized that I don't like knitting amidst all of that beautiful yarn because it's too darn distracting - at least at the Yarn Garden, the yarn is all in a different room so it doesn't keep catching my eye...). I bought yarn for four design projects. Since I can't show you the designs until they're done, I'll just give you a preview of the yarn.
These are little balls of Lana Grossa Newsoft, which is this stretchy, tubular yarn that reminds me of sweatpants. I've got plans to turn them into socks, but not for your feet...
These beauties are Cascade Luna, 100% Peruvian cotton. I'm going to design something for your kitchen sink with them (hmm, any ideas what that might be?). Can you see the little fingers at the bottom of the picture, reaching up to snatch some yarn?
I've been dying to get my hands on more soy yarn, and these little bundles of joy caught my eye as I walked past. They are from Knit One Crochet Two and are 53% soy and 47% polypropolene (anyone else wonder why they couldn't just make it 50-50?). I bought enough to design a summer top, but I haven't decided what it's going to look like yet. This yarn needs to be swatched so I can learn all of its little secrets.
Next up, some good old Cascade 220, which will be turned into a super cool felted bag idea that I've had kicking around in my head for ages.
And finally, some good old red and black sock yarn, with which to do some colorwork, my pretties!
I also picked up the final weapon in my Sock Wars arsenal:
The Addis of Death are ready and waiting for Friday's mission. Woot!
Since I haven't shown the kids off in a little while, and I happened to snap this picture of them playing nicely together this morning (you don't know how rare this is...well, those of you with multiple small ones probably do - it's rare!), here they are:
As soon as Owen saw me get out the camera, he started after me. This is his latest and greatest facial expression (my mother-in-law calls this the "Little Chief Thundercloud" face):
Yes, I am the one who gave him that horrible haircut. I am so sad that I forgot to take a before picture. Did any of you ever read the book Mop Top when you were kids? Well...it was getting pretty bad. Here is my best attempt at getting a better picture of it while he tried to climb up my legs:
MOMMY! I. WANT. THAT. CAMERA!!!