Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I've been bad...



Very ,very bad ! Look at what the mailman brought to my door today . Yep , more sock yarn . While I have a decent sized stash of variegated , hand painted and multicoloured / self-striping sock yarn , I'm somewhat lacking in the solid colours . Well , Elann to the rescue . They had their Sock It To Me 4ply sock yarn at a really great price . I'd like to have bought more , but had to restrain myself as I really am trying to knit up stash and generally not give in to want versus need purchases . However , I do so need this yarn , for my sanity - knitting socks is a very good stress reliever - plus I'll have enough yarn to guarantee toasty toes for quite awhile . Please ignore the fact that there's no obvious evidence of socks on the needles , trust me there are , but mitten madness has over taken me .
Witness the third incarnation of the Bird in Hand mittens . Not three pairs of mittens , but my third attempt at A complete mitten . After two false starts due to gauge and yarn issues , this is my most complete mitten yet . I still have the yarn issues , desperately hoping to have enough of the blue yarn , because ordering one ball from Knitpicks would bring the cost of these mittens into the realm of extravagance . That would really be out of line with my aspirations to be more thoughtful in my purchases . The alternative though, would be incomplete or ripped mittens and cold hands . At least that's how I'll justify it should the need arise . Knitting continues....

3 comments:

Monika said...

You are a bad eneabler! I just orederes some sock yarn from elann. It is a great prize. :o)
I can't believe you started over so many times. I would be discuraged by now.

lexa said...

Look at all that new sock yarn!! I don't have much for totally solid sock yarn. I do have some, though, that are semi-solid and destined for patterned socks.

You have a lot more patience with the mitten than me! It's going to be gorgeous, though.

Mica said...

I love new yarn, well who doesn't?!
Great colors too!!!

-Mica