Monday, July 07, 2008

Have you ever.....

1) Bought a skein of yarn thinking the colorway ws so lovely, until you knit it up? (Photo)

2) Doubled sock yarn and knit with it? (you see where I am going don't you?)

3) felt unsettled until you find your next knit project?

4) left a pool party on a 90degree evening, because you had to start knitting?

5) been the only one in the Yarn Shop on a Sunday, getting all the expert's attention?

6) felt like Elvis rented the store out just for you?

:) :) :)

I'll talk to you in the comments. :)


Woven ~N~ Spun said...

tee hee..several skeins of sock yarn are in my stash that I thought I would like but upon knitting didn't...good thing is..with a strand of worsted weight yarn, it blends nicely for charity socks, sweaters, and mittens. And yes, I have often doubled my sock yarn. These days I just can't knit with smaller needles so this works well. And shoot...just knit at the pool. That's what I have been doing lately.

Deb said...

WOw - the knitting Gods were smilinn' on you weren't they! :)

Jennifer said...

I know just how you feel. Sometimes the sock yarn knits up way too wonky for my tastes. I'm quite envious that you had your own private LYS for the day. How cool is that?

Kathrine said...

It happens so often with self-striping sock yarns that I have just about decided I don't like them at all! But Woven-n-spun has a great idea about mixing in a strand of worsted. I think I'll try it.

Kathy said...

Major Jen

I think I got the word WONKY from you? did i?

I cant comment on MajorKnitter blog again, so let me say the post about the pony tail holders is wonderful.

Thanks Katherine, I thought it was just my poor imagination, re: socks yarns and self stripes. :)

Birdsong said...

I DO fall in love with yarn all the time, and have to remind myself I can't have all of it:) I am trying to cope with sweltering heat and the desire, suddenly, to make a winter vest from my own heavy worsted weight handspun... are we a bit daft?!

Knit and fall back in it said...

The colors in the sock are most definitely different than on the skein, but they are still very pretty.

JenW!~ said...

I like the looks of the sock but I do understand what your saying. I've had that happen before.

Karen said...

1. Yup, but I put it in a time-out and came back to it later with different sized needles and/or pattern and it decided to behave.

2. No, but it would certainly help with stash-busting!!

3. All the time!!

4. You are so funny!!! I think you are officially addicted!

5. I wish!

6. You are so cool!!!

Elaine said...

It could be worse - at least the socks are inside your shoes. I am primarily a sweater-knitter and I buy all of these "gorgeous-in-the-skein" yarns, only to have them turn out to be "mediocre-or-worse-in-the-sweater"

It really is a bummer and just so you know, it is miserably hot here too, and I had committed to knitting a bulky all-over cabled high turtleneck sweater with a fixed delivery date. Nothing like having to sew together the thing which weighs a ton and I hate to do under the best of circumstances, in 90 degrees.

If I sound grouchy right now, it's because I'm feeling that way.

Leaving a pool party to knit makes sense.

monica said...

I can definitely relate to a few of those. I have more than one skein in my stash that makes me wonder what the heck I was thinking when I bought it. One of the ugliest pair of socks I have ever knit are the warmest ones I have. It took me two years to finish them because the were so ugly though.

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