Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It had to happen ...

That's right there's no getting around it. I ran out of Barnat Sox yarn in Orange Hot. You can see in the picture that little piece of yarn sticking out from the toe at the needles. JUST that much more to go. Okay, I have two choices to pick from. Either frog back on BOTH socks to the ankle and pull out one repeat of the pattern to make shorter cuffs and knit the whole foot in each sock over again. OR just try to find more yarn to buy.

Okay I made my decision ... doesn't take me long!

I did a search on the Internet and found the color I needed at Yarn & Thread by Lisa. The shipping is not cheap, altho the yarn itself is, so I contemplated frogging. [But only for a moment ...] Don't I need more yarn for other projects? Christmas projects maybe? Well Dipsy Doodle gave me a nice quick idea for gifts for the girls ... knitted wash cloths bag (inspired by Pens and Needles) with pretty sented soaps. I'll try Dipsy's pattern tho. I like the looks of the texture. And Knitting History has me thinking of knitting a couple of tea cozies. So I added more yarn for these projects and sent in the order. Now I can't complete the munchkin's sock until the yarn order comes in. Hopefully the shade of orange isn't too noticeable.

On a happier note ... my STR from Blue Moon came in. Yippy! I so love this yarn. And it came along with TWO sock patterns this time. One called Titania Revenge , which you can see better from the link to Cookie's pictures and this colorway from Blue Moon, Titania which looks so beauuuutiful in this pattern. So I'm saving it for later, once I get up the nerve to start it. It does look troublesome ... just like the Hippie Crunch that I haven't finished yet. Oh ya, I got one sock done ... but haven't started the 2nd one yet since I needed a serious breather after that. Took a picture ... on the blurry side, but I'll take better pictures once I have a complete pair. Hopefully before the year ends! Ayah!!



But see that other pattern over there? Central Air ... now I think I'm going to LOVE that pattern. There's a Cherry Tree Hill yarn I got some time ago that I think would look lovely in that pattern.

So once again I'm dreaming about socks ...

4 comments:

FemiKnitMafia said...

You have a sickness. Sockitis.

Shelley said...

That is my worst fear in knitting, the running out of yarn before finishing someing - ok so it's ONE of my worst knitting fears (I have several)...

Love the colours of your yarn!!

Dorothy said...

'Tis the time of year to be dreaming about woolies on our feet. Especially if they are pretty woolies.

Dipsy D. said...

Ahhh, isn't sock knitting more than addictive? ;) Yours are just so amazing, I love every single pair you're doing! Great that you'll get more of the orange yarn, and hey, with all the other projects you're planning to do, you sure needed to order a whole lot of yarn! Looking forward to seeing all the goodies when they arrive!