You may be asking yourself
... What is with all the multicolored hats and mittens. Not why am I making charity things, but what is up with all the colors?!?!? Well you see, as I was digging through the stash I realized I have lots of sport weight yarn and lots of small leftovers of fingering weight yarns. I will never knit with the finger weight, so I thought I will combine the two to make a heavier weight for easier knitting and crocheting. I am not one to throw out any yarn no mater what it is! Well It works well for me, but I am not always too crazy about the results. Will a child like the crazy combos I come up with? Or will they laugh at the effort I have made? Some children may be too young to speak and just cry? Probably not, but I seem to look at many of my crazy efforts and think.. why did you do that?
On the me knitting front. I started a pair of socks! I pulled out the Tofusies Yarn that my secret pal gave me back at Easter and cast on for a very simple ribbed sock.
This is just from one movie and a half hour last night. I haven't gotten too far, but the yarn is spiral striping. Cool and weird at the same time. I love the blues. Funny how wrapped in a ball or cake, no yarn knits up like I think it will. I spent yesterday planning for more sock knitting. I spent a little part of the afternoon re-skeining from hunks to cakes. I wound up some Koigu that a sp sent two sp's ago and the Fleece Artist I got on our trip to Bennington at The Naked Sheep store. Plus two hanks of Cherry Tree Hill. Now I am ready for some major sock knitting! I think after the current sock project I will finally cast on for the Monkey sock. I have seen it on many blogs and took a closer look at the pattern yesterday. I think one of the CTH cakes will be perfect.
Thursday I ran into town to use up a GC at Borders. I found great deals on summer reading and got buy 3 get one free deal with a cozy mystery author - Joanne Fluke. On the way back to the car I stopped at two used books shops and picked up about 2 dozen books. I spend money on books as I do with yarn. I go in major spurts. I won't get anything for months and months, then wham-o... more piles of books (and / or yarn). I figured I recently grabbed some yarn, so it was time for books. This is exactly how I want to spend my summer vacation. Reading lots of books and knitting lots of socks!