Friday, April 1, 2011

{Stress Knitting is Productive Too!}

 First of all, thank you do everyone who sent me well wishes about my calculus test. I did pass, but not by much.  I got a 69%, which is a D.  My first D EVER.  It pains me just to write it.  I know it's not the end of the world and I'm still working hard. Finals start May 10th! eep!

A TON has happened since my last post.  Jenny (of Jenny's Blog on Knitting fame) and her hubby Thomas came to visit during my spring break and the it was amazing and wonderful and I can't wait to get to Sweden next year.   She's got tons of awesome pictures and the stories from her WHOLE trip over on her blog here:

Jenny's Blog on Knitting - The Vacation Edition

This is my favorite pick of us, knitting at the cabin at Douthat State Park.

Did I mention that Jenny arrived with yarn?  YAY! It was so sweet of her!  I got all of these!

So much yarn!!  The purple, red and green are sock yarns from Drops.  I'm knitting with the purple right now and I'm loving the stitch definition on it! Totally enjoyable to knit with.  The top right is yarn from Swedish Alpacas, no dyes, which I adore.  The pink and yellow ones are from a Swedish hand dyer called  "Handfargat sockgarn" (I guess "hand dyed sock yarn?")  and the big one in the middle is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE.  

During her stay we of course made a stop at the local yarn shop "Yarn Explosions" in Roanoke.  I found some really pretty burnt orange yarn for a cardigan on clearance.  1000 yards of worsted weight wool/rayon for $32!  I couldn't resist. It's really pretty.  I need to find JUST the right cardigan now!  It's a discontinued yarn, so I need to be absolutely sure I have enough for whatever I pick.

And just because of these yarns (yeah right. hehe)  I also bought this book here:  I'm knitting my first Cookie A socks!

During the cabin stay(before the book purchase) I managed to finish a pair of beautiful vanilla socks in Gaias's Colours yarn.  I love the yarn so much that I held it double to get a gorgeous squishy pair of house socks!

Those were done too quickly and with much driving left to do, so I picked up a scarf I had been working on called Cinnamon Grace in some  Madelinetosh Light.  OH my gosh I love this yarn.

 Can you see how pretty the reds and golds and bronzes are in this yarn? love!  This was pre-blocked too.  I'll have to get a new one once it's dry.

 I'll post picks of my first Cookie A experience once those are done.  I'm about 75% of the way through my first top down sock in AGES.  Meanwhile... homework. As usual.


  1. Love all those reds/orange/cinnamon colored yarns. I've been loving that color range lately, too.

  2. I'm reading your blog while procastinating from homework.
    I have that book as well, got in on vacation in England so it doesn't count right? or does that only work for yarns? anyway, I can't wait to see what sock you are making...

  3. Beautiful knits!!!!! Jenny is a wonderful friend to bring you such pretty yarn. I can't wait to see what you make with it. :)

    (visiting via Random Knits blog)

  4. The Cinnamon Grace is gorgeous! Love it. It was a super fun pattern to knit, too.