Last month's obsession was Seacoast's Merino/Tencel, and now this month's seems to be anything from Pagewood Farms. I'm almost finished with my Army Girl Socks (knit in Denali with the Spring Forward pattern), and while I adore them, they will not be for me. I'll be gifting these, though I'm not yet sure to whom and when. I've decided to next try Pagewood Farm's Alyeska (cashmere blend) sock yarn in the Peaceful colorway, and I've already wound my skein into a nice (actually messy) little cake. Which is really saying something about my need to continue with the Pagewood-Farm-Yarny-Goodness b/c I DO NOT like winding yarn and sometimes will even neglect casting on a new project b/c the idea of winding yarn is so yucky. Anyone else feels this way? It's just such a hassle!!
I'm so thrilled to read your comments and e-mails (and on Ravelry) about your excitement over the Sock Summit. I'm quite proud that my small business is sponsoring this huge event and I really appreciate my customers b/c it's YOU that have allowed Simply Socks to do this! It really is going to be such fun to meet many of you, learn new techniques from THE MASTERS, and meet the actual Barbara Walker and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I admire both of them not only for what they have contributed to the knitting world, but for what they have contributed to other parts of my life. They are both wonderful writers and have such good insight on things that are very relevant to many women, and for personal reasons, to ME. Something Stephanie Pearl-McPhee wrote about on her blog last year really affected me and a challenge I was facing. Her insight made a real difference in how I encountered and looked at a situation, and made a quantifiable difference to my family. For that I will always be grateful. Isn't it oddly wonderful how the blogs you read or websites you visit can impact you in real ways? For a "virtual world" it really does bring tangible changes to your life.