Saturday, March 10, 2012

Knitterly Mail

Yesterday was a good mail day.  I ordered sock yarn from The Copper Corgi and it arrived, even prettier than I'd imagined.  The color name is "Stormy Marsh".  I keep forgetting and find myself calling it Stormy Monday.  I've been listening to the Allman Brothers' version of that song a lot lately so that probably explains it.  If the The Copper Corgi name sounds familiar it may be because this is the same company where I bought the Peach State worsted for my Travel Afghan.

I thought I'd like to make a pair of green socks to wear on St. Patrick's Day but I'm not sure that I'll have enough time to complete them.  I'm working on the border of the Jigsaw Afghan and it's time-consuming.  So, I'll make the green socks soon, but first, will finish up the pair already on the needles.  They are almost finished and I certainly don't want any second sock syndrome.

The Yarn:  fingering/sock weight, tightly plied, 100% superwash merino, 2 oz./skein, 230 yards.

Also in the mail was issue #42 of "The Knitter", an excellent, beautifully-presented knitting magazine from the U.K.  I haven't spend much time with it yet and none of the projects jumped out at me as must-makes, which is definitely okay.  I have too many things ahead of me as it is.  The articles look interesting,  however.  I'm looking forward to reading the magazine, cover to cover, in the next few days.

Update on the Jigsaw Afghan:  I found a small hole in the border where the yarn had snaggd and broken so I ripped it out and started again, but doing it differently this time.  Details to come...

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