Tuesday, November 6, 2007

shopping and a FO

Saturday was a bleary day - rainy and cold. What a good way to spend it inside at the Langley Weavers' and Spinners' guild annual sale. I went with 2 other knitters - Grete and her daughter, Emma.

I bought a skein of llama (from Monty)/merino blend handspun, some boozy honey, and root beer candies. I bought something else as well but it's a secret until Christmas.

Here's a close up of the yarn:

Surprise - it's purple.

Grete bought some lovely handspun, too but I don't have any pictures.

After the sale, we walked over to the Lampliter and had some lunch. Then we walked around Fort Langley for some light shopping. Emma bought this pretty dresser set from the antique mall. I saw lots of old metal sock blockers but they were all way too big for my socks.

When I got home, I crashed and had a big nap. I was sooo tired.

I finished knitting hubby's Christmas sox yesterday. They're huge! I swear they're long enough for me to wear as sleeves (if I chopped the toes off).

Yarn: ONline supersocke 6ply Winter (150g per skein); colour 882
Pattern: generic toe up; short row heels and toes; increased 4 stitches after heel turn; 3x1 ribbing in the leg and switching to 2x2 ribbing for the cuff
Needles: 2.75mm
Comments: My digital scale must be off because I tried to use up every last inch of yarn. I thought I'd split the ball equally but I probably still have enough to knit at least one more inch on each sock. I can squeeze a pair of hubby socks from a single 150g skein of yarn but just barely.

And here's a great picture that hubby took of me holding Ricky:

Ricky doesn't like being held (can you tell by his expression?) so this is a rare picture.


PurlingPirate said...

So nice to see you!!!

Booze honey cracks me up! I'm really gonna have to try that someday.

And girl, you know I love that purple handspun!

Jana said...

m's feet look like skis in that picture! nice socks!

bobbi said...

seems like lots of us knitters are knitting socks for our husbands. i'm doing the same.
i also had a kitty that didn't like being held, love those cats.

CraftyCanadian said...

Very nice acquisitions! I know that look on Ricky's face... our Sammy (light ginger tabby) doesn't like to be held either and she gets that very same look :)