09 December 2008

Actual Knitting Content

There is so much knitting content that I'm dreading typing up this entry, believe it or not. First off, my yarn came from the Loopy Ewe. As you might not be aware, the Loopy Ewe promises small gifts with your first five purchases, and then you become a "Loopy Groupie". What came in that first package with my single $11 skein of yarn? Two samples of yarn -- Mountain Colors Bearfoot and Fiesta Boomerang.

Loopy Ewe Swag


I also received some cards for helping me to track my needles. Eh -- I threw them out as I didn't need them since I have Ravelry. I never impulse buy knitting needles of any type. This was still a pretty nice little set of gifts for one skein of Lorna's Laces.

I was extremely happy that I got the yarn, as I managed to finish Helen's Socks (ravel it)!! I met Helen on Saturday, and gifted them to her, and she allowed me to take some quick shots of them.

Spiral Boot Socks


I was so amazed by my ability to do a sock in a pattern that I immediately cast on for a pair of Pomatomus with my Socks that Rock yarn that I bought at Rhinebeck. I have only just finished the ribbing on the first sock, and the pattern is looking a tiny bit wonky now which is making me nervous.

Pomatomus


In much, much, much more exciting news, Sophy is visiting Philadelphia this week! We got together, along with Helen, and Sophy's sister Sophea. Sophea was awesome to meet, too, but I wish I knew her Ravelry name.

Mosiac


As you can clearly see, we also took a trip to Loop! I didn't purchase much, just one skein of Malabrigo's Silky Merino and one skein of Koigu Mori.

Koigu Mori Ooo, Silky Merino


After we went shopping, we went to Helen's place to knit, which is where I started my socks and worked a bit on my Slytherin Scarf.

Slytherin Scarf


All in all, it was a great day, but the best part of it was actually getting to meet Sophy! I'm glad that Bryan directed me to her blog while I was sick this year.

This was a photo-intense blog entry, and I'm not even finished. I have so much more to add this week, including some adventures in sewing, and another package I got in the mail!

3 comments:

Helen said...

I would just like to say, my socks are even more awesome than you can see in the picture. In addition to the spiral pattern winding its way down my leg, there is also a really awesome scalloped detail section at the top, and it's just the right length for that section to peek out of the top of my boots! AND they're super soft and comfy! I don't know how I got so lucky to have Jenn knit these for me, but trust me, reader, as Jane would say, "you're jealous."

Thanks again, Jenn!

silvercharmster said...

Those socks are amazing!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Love the socks! Gorgeous!

When I first get into pattern on a pair of socks, they always look wonky to me too. Generally it works itself out.