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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

IMA Proud Citizen of the SOCK NATION!
with liberty and HandPaints for all…
:) take a button to use

Even if you don’t have eyes in the back of your head, the Sock Nation is pretty hard to miss…

I am a Citizen! Your probably are too… :)

Maybe you’ve spent some time lusting (yes, that is the only word) after hanks and skeins and colors of YARN.

I have too! I have not only oogled fiber, I oogle everybody’s SOCKS (lady on the bus the other day, I apologize for eyeing those little cables)! I love all the KALs out there and really, love nothing better than visiting everyone’s WIP!


I am going to do my best to do my part with you – I promise, Girl Scout’s Honor!


Above you see my Duty in action. I was two skeins up of some fine burgundy Twinkletoe yarn and put out the call for a swap. The lovely Karen B. brought the middle yarn to trade – it is STR color Alina (OMG – kiwi / tangerine / cobalt / turquoise / evergreen!). I met her at the SnB South Loop and enjoyed a night of knitting and fun with her buds…

The yarn on the bottom is OPAL! For some reason this yarn fits my sock bill exactly for knitting now – we’ve had such a mild winter that I crave thinner socks and dontcha know, Opal, makes a nice little pair.

This color was presented by the sparkling Carolyn, who in her infinite wisdom arrived at the Trade Lunch (dudes, I never swap on an empty stomach) with two skeins. She brought the one I asked for via email sight unseen (purple/black CROC) AND a wonderful early release of #9 GREEN. I blush when I say I was unable to extract myself from the tracktor beam the green exerted on me and I apologize to the burgundy for acting like it wasn’t even there!

and Last, but surely not really last because I LUST after sock yarn and it is actually at the top of the picture, is more STR, 50% Wool / 50% Tencel, color: Flourite. Now what right has Blue Moon to keep making such POWERFUL color combos that I cannot resist? I am mad to try this fiber mix as well – I love the Black Cutaway Cardi I made from a similar fiber mix a few months back –

18 responses to “Wednesday, February 1, 2006”

  1. Niiiiice. I got my very first STR this week (Moss Agate)…I’m still swooning!

  2. Cara says:

    Yeah, well, my love of the sock, especially the STR sock, should remain unspoken. A force that strong can knock the planet off it’s axis. ;-)

    That (un)said – terrific yarn. ENJOY!

  3. Lolly says:

    Sock Nation – how true! I know I am a citizen ;)

    Love the STR and Opal!

  4. knitstermom says:

    I just cast on for socks using that very same Opal. I’m a proud citizen of sock nation!

  5. Marnie says:

    I just bought my first skein of STR and boy-oh-boy do I love it. The colors are so rich and the way the shades are combined just seems to enhance their intensity. I’m working on something with mine right now, I just haven’t gotten around to posting pics yet. :) You are going to have some fine looking feet when all that is knit up.

  6. Leah says:

    She’s on board the sock train! Yeah for you!

    And the colors you have in the line-up? Sublime!

    I ordered some STR too. That will have to be next in MY line-up!

  7. margene says:

    Two of my very favorite sock yarn! Enjoy!!

  8. Imbrium says:

    Such lovely colors…I must get my hands on some of that STR….

  9. claudia says:

    Let’s see some Sock Action! Yeah!

  10. Karen B. says:

    Ooh, Flourite is lovely! Really do enjoy the interplay of colors.

    BTW, we can swap yarn anytime you like :-)

  11. Kay says:

    slowly….succombing…..sock fever…..soon i’ll be subway-riding with the small teepee…..xoox Kay

  12. carolyn says:

    your enthusiasm is so inspiring, sock lady.

  13. Marg says:

    Yummy…now let’s see…socks? shawls? socks? shawls? socks?…

    P.S. When I click on “the lovely Karen B.” I’m connected to a good-lookin’ (but certainly not lovely!) fella! Trust he belongs to the LKB…eh? ;-)

  14. Cathi says:

    I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, as I just tried magic loop, and I think of your graphic with a sock flying over the city. :) Love the yarn, I am going to have to try some STR soon.

  15. Sahara says:

    Okay everybody, that’s it! I’ve been trying to avoid going through another “sock phase”. But I don’t want to be the only citizen out there without a new pair of handknitted socks!

    Now, if only I had another set of arms, so I could finish up these UFO’s.

  16. Bonne Marie says:

    Resistance is Futile! :)

    Besides, everytime I look at my personally styled feet, I just Grin & Grin! An itty bitty personal stress buster…

  17. susan says:

    I admit nothing, but I just might have a skein of that Alina colorway, too.

  18. Agnes says:

    Lovely button! Thanks! I have yet to try STR … but stashed some Claudia’s handpainted sock yarns from “that online store” … lovely colours!

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