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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Waffles Anyone?

You might have noticed in yesterday's post that there was a sock in progress sitting in my new sock bag - well its not in progress anymore! I finished up this sock last night and will cast on for its mate today. The stitch pattern is from the Blueberry Waffle Sock pattern (I'm only using the stitch pattern, not the whole sock pattern since this yarn is not worsted weight). The yarn you might recognize- its the leftover Loganberry yarn that I spun from the roving I got last year at MDS&W (Kid Hollow Farm - they'll be there again this year - I'll be getting more). I made these socks with it before: and I find that I keep grabbing them every time I see them in the drawer. I had no idea I wore these colors that much, but apparently these socks just go with a lot of my clothes. The fiber is Border Leicester lamb's wool and mohair and these socks have some really great drape, but they aren't saggy. The mohair has bloomed a bit and I just love them more every time I wear them. I thought the Waffle pattern would be a nice variation for a second pair out of this yarn.

Thanks for all the kind comments on the bags. The bag fabric for my bag was from a shirt that I have had since at least college and possibly high school. I loved all the colors so much I just couldn't toss it out even though I wasn't wearing it anymore. I had been thinking about writing a bag pattern and since so many of you asked about it, I'll start putting it together. I love the way all of the pockets keep everything right where I can get to them and I'm not shuffling through the bottom of the bag looking for things.

Finally, I wanted to point out that the wonderful Christine is doing a contest over at her blog. Check out the entries for April 24 for details and April 25 for prizes (silk, Lorna's Laces and even some patterns from the Pink Lemon). I'll be putting her new button on my blog soon and it will link to all the details! Let's all support her and Christie if we can!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome knitting bag, Melanie! I hope you do write up the pattern. I would certainly buy a copy 'cuz you can never have enough bags! :-) Kate/Massachusetts

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