This past weekend, I went with my friends Mary and Tina to Sea Isle, NJ. Tina has a vacation home there. We have been friends since the age of 10 and it is easy to pick right up whenever we get together. We had a great time – gabbing, knitting and spinning. I brought my wheel with me – Mary is a knitter who now wants a spinning wheel and she in turn taught Tina to knit — so the weekend netted two converts for the flock! While there, these babies came off the needles:


and were immediately pressed into service for a walk on the boardwalk! If you remember, I had run out of yarn and ended up finishing with Koigu. I think I picked a good color match. The Koigu is a bit thinner than the StR, but all in all a good yarn to use for this emergency.

Mary also finished up a sock or two this weekend and a big, big shout out to FA in PA who has been working hard on her second pair of socks!! I treated each of them to a skank of Trekking as way of welcome to the addiction of sock knitting. Let’s hear it for the ladies!

further proof of diligent knitting …..

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on the left a feather and fan shawl/scarf thingamagig. I bought this yarn two years ago at Rhinebeck and it is about time I used it. The right is a progress picture of my Brook’s Farm Four Play starring in the Chinese Sweater pattern……

and now I must trot along —- the phone won’t stop ringing!

9 thoughts on “

  1. Excellent use of Koigu! At first I thought it was all the same yarn. Then I looked again. You tricked me? Just like with the cat picture. ;-)

    GO FA IN PA!!!! YAY!

  2. The socks are really beautiful. That pattern is fab but not quite simple enough for me for my first socks…I have been looking for a nice (BASIC) sock pattern to do my first pair of socks. I am hoping to make my first pair of socks my Olympic Knitting. Any suggestions?

    I’m so sorry to hear about your pets. We went through a phase several years ago when we lost several in a short time and it was miserable. You are in our thoughts.

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