Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Heat makes me buy more yarn?

I hate the heat. I guess Summer is not for me. It's too hot right now and I don't feel like doing anything when it's this hot. It's too hot at work (we have a broken air conditioner). At least at home I can turn on the air conditioners. It's too hot to sit out on my back porch (even with the fans) and I love to sit out on my back porch and knit.

I did finish another sock. I used the basic sock pattern with The Sanguine Gryphon yarn in Pythagoras colorway (blue) with a size 2 needle.

Sanguine Gryphon - Eidos - Pythagoras
I loved this sock yarn so much that I bought two more skeins directly from the Sanguine Gryphon. I got O'Peirates:
Sanguine Gryphone - Eidos - O'Peirates
And, I purchased Phaedrus:
Sanguine Gryphon - Eidos - Phaedrus
I also knitted a dog leash using Sugar and Cream cotton in Wine with size 7 needles. This was a great project since I got to try out my first project with beads. It knitted up quite fast.
Dog Leash
I finished the July Mid-month KAL. The pattern is called Summer Breeze. I used Peaches and Creme yarn in the Fairy Tales colorway. I like the pattern, but the dishcloth is small. I think I should have knitted another repeat of the pattern.
July Mid Month - Summer Breeze
I bought more yarn (yes, I know that I am bad, but I just love sock yarn). From Hello Yarn, I bought the colorway Fruit Bowl in her Handdyed sock yarn.
Hello Yarn - Fruit Bowl
From the Loopy Ewe, I got three skeins. From left to right: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select in the Gypsy Rose Colorway, Perchance to Knit in the Irises colorway and, Hazel Knits Artisan sock in the cami chic colorway.
Loopy Ewe - Mid July 08
From Patternworks, I got their Bretton sock yarn in a grey colorway (thinking I may make a pair of socks for my husband).
Patternworks - Bretton sock
I got the Booby sock kit from the Kraemer Yarn Shop. I think this is a cool sock pattern and some of the purchase goes towards Breast Cancer.
Booby Sock Kit
Last but not least, I got my Plucky Knitter Classics sock club yarn. It is 80% Merino, 10% Cashmire, and 10% Nylon in the Colonel Brandon colorway.
Plucky Sock Club - Colonel Brandon
I'm waiting for the next Loopy Ewe sneak up to buy more sock yarn. She is going to have The Sanguine Gryphon and Enchanted Knoll yarn. Yum! Maybe the heat makes me buy more yarn? Now that is something to think about.


Wendy said...

Makes me want to yarn surf a little!

cici said...

oh my... you did get a bunch. :d

freshisle said...

You have the best yarn stash!

Jill L said...

wow what a great kniiter's post. I havebeentrying to get some Helloo yarnand I always miss the shop updates. love yours!