March 17, 2005

Neck deep in afghan

Now that I've done one pair of socks, I am finding myself poking about on websites, eying various brands of sock yarn, searching for free sock patterns on the 'net. We stopped in Davis for dinner on Friday night and I had enough time before Richard got off work to wander around town. It was entirely random that I happened to end up in In Sheep's Clothing, really it was. Also it was entirely random that I went straight to their shelves of sock yarn and dithered for a full twenty minutes over what to buy. I left with enough for three more pairs - and one of them will be for Richard, since I really do owe my husband some knitted goodness for humoring my yarn obsession.

I haven't done more than buy the yarn and print out patterns, however - mostly since then I've been working on the afghan I'm making my little sister for her birthday. Lion Brand Homespun may be an absolute pain to work with, but it makes a soft and snuggly afghan when it's knit up.

I also took a short detour back to my flame colored Tasha bag. All the pieces are now complete and the only thing that stands in the way of them being washed (for possible shrinkage) is for me to tuck in all the loose ends. Maybe I can convince myself to get back to it so it can be my new bag for Easter, hmm? That is if I can tear myself away from miles of feather and fan using loopy, lumpy Lion Brand Homespun...

Posted by Jenipurr at March 17, 2005 12:02 AM

Will have to try the homespun - sounds great my 12 yr Son wants me to make him a blanket (I am sure he will want pink) and it sounds like just the thing to try. So what sock yarn did you end up with?

Posted by: aliceknits at March 17, 2005 01:28 PM