Monday, May 07, 2007

Pastel or Purple?

I joined Sockapalooza for the first time for several reasons. Not the least of which was a push to finish these. I decided awhile ago I wanted to learn how to knit two at at the same time, toe-up on circulars. I bought "Queen Kahuna's" book. I think she's inventive, but to tell the truth, it's hard to get through a book where red is used very liberally and italics are apparently a designer's best friend. I haven't worked on these in six months. But I love the yarn (Koigu) and would love to finish them. I have the distinct feeling that if I could just get this technique down, I wouldn't have to look at the book ever again. Hah.
Some examination happens when you look through your stash, searching for the exactly right sock yarn to knit your pal's socks with. It turns out I have a lot of purple. And a lot of pastel. And you know where this is going. Pal is fine with just about anything, really, except for purples and pastels. How hilarious is that? Really, I think it's funny! Like any fiber freak, I love buying yarn so I had no trouble plunking down the Paypal to order up something more to her liking. But I still thought it was really funny. I leave you with...a parting shot of some of the purple sock stash (Interlacements Toasty Toes).

10 comments:

jessica said...

What yummy sock yarn! Isn't that how it always works? you have a lot of what you don't need... :)

Mandy said...

That is pretty funny, but a good excuse to go yarn shopping!

tiennie said...

That is funny. Time for a yarn crawl?

Sharon said...

Murphy's Law strikes again!

Of course, I love the colors ;-)

Um, does anyone really need a good excuse to buy yarn?

Chrissy said...

What are the odds!

Sue said...

I think that's hilarious. But like Sharon said, who really needs an excuse to buy yarn? Too funny. Do you like the two socks at once technique, by the way?

knittingphilistine said...

Each to their own, I suppose. I'm sure everyone has their own personal dominant color reflected in the sock stash... and congrats on the two-sock at once! Completely admirable (and enviable!).

Dipsy said...

Hm... I think there's not many people around who wouldn't like purple and pastels - I for one do and find this yarn absolutely lovely! And so are your socks - good luck with finishing them!

nova said...

I am going through the same thing! My pal likes wild and crazy and I am more sedate, I think. I have no idea what to buy or what to make...decision, decisions...

gocce & knitting said...

Verily great yarn, I like it very much!