I spent quite a bit of time knitting this weekend, especially during the football game, and I have a lovely sock to show for it. The sock isn't lovely b/c of my mediocre knitting skills- it's a combination of wonderful yarn (CTH supersock solid in Teal) and a very cool pattern (Embossed Leaves from IK Winter 2005) that makes it work. As you can see, I've finished one sock and am about 1/3 done with the mate. I've even strayed from my normal use of Crystal Palace's bamboo needles, for Lantern Moon Rosewood needles. The needles are an inch longer than I'm used to, but I really like how sturdy the hardwood feels, and the pretty reddish color. **If you use a Netscape browser, you may notice that you get an error when looking at the Lantern Moon needle section. My webmaster is looking into this, but if you want to see them in the meantime, just use the Manufacturer drop down menu on the left side of the SSYC homepage and scroll to Lantern Moon. You can see them that way!
SSYC has received several boxes of Fleece Artist merino in the past couple days, and one more in expected to make its way here today- sometimes with customs, things get caught and delayed. So expect to see our Fleece Artist selection expanded late today or early tomorrow (Tuesday). Lots of colors we have been out of are going to come back. Ebony, Moss, Ivory, Pale Pink, Wildflowers, Seashore.... lots more.
I still haven't decided what I'm going to do for the Blooming Feet swap yet. My pal has given me so much room to choose, that I'm going to eventually take a plunge and decide. That's kind of cool that I have such a broad range of choices, b/c then I can choose what I would most like to knit, rather than knitting for someone else's desires. But hopefully it will turn out to be something that she wants.... otherwise what's the point of the exchange?!? Any suggestions as to what do when an exchange pal gives you such a broad range to choose from? Do you play it safe? Do you choose something you like? Do you go with the popular pattern and the popular yarn? help.