Thursday, March 20, 2008

Primavera Socks

I finished my Primavera Socks. Here are a few pics:

They turned out very nice. I would recommend the yarn and the pattern. I can't reveal the yarn yet though. The name of the yarn will be revealed when my review is posted on the SSYC Blog in a few weeks.

I am now working on a dishcloth. I am pretty busy with school at the moment, so I wanted something that was quick and amazing. Here is a photo of it so far. I am liking the spring colors:

I went grocery shopping today, and found an amazing coffee mug.

Ok, maybe amazing isn't exactly the word for it, but the shade of orange just makes me happy. And it is heavy enough that the cat won't knock it over when he crawls around on my desk trying to help me. Here is a picture of the cat with some flowers and a pot I bought last week:

And last, but not least, a picture of Jeffrey, because he's so darn cute:

Friday, March 07, 2008

Mystery Yarn

My Mystery Yarn arrived from SSYC at the end of last week. It isn't orange, but it is a really beautiful cranberry color.

It is a little hard to photograph accurately, but this is pretty close.

So is this a color I like? Lets take a look:

Those are various projects, most finished but some not, made in the same color. The Mystery yarn is shown there balled up in the center. It fits right in. So I am pretty happy.

I decided to make Primavera Socks after seeing them on Rob from Threadbear's Black Dog blog.

I cast on for them on Monday, March 3rd. I wasn't so sure about the pattern choice when I got going, because the pattern wasn't very impressive at that point. If I wasn't knitting on a deadline, I think I would have ripped and restarted. Here's one of the first pictures I took:

Not bad, but not drop-dead gorgeous like I was hoping for. But I kept chugging along, hoping it would be better when it was finished.

I'm glad I didn't give up. These socks are really beautiful. I don't know if any of the pictures do them justice, but here are a few of the first finished sock:

These photos also give you an idea of how hard the color is to capture. The first two photos are more accurate.

I will be doing a writeup on the yarn next, but wanted to post something about this now. I still have the second sock to knit, but I am not worried about that. I love the socks so much, I want to finish the second one so that I can wear them.