Thursday, February 6, 2020

More Rain

Hello,

I feel as though I may need some snorkeling gear.  We are forecast to get 2-4+ inches of rain today.  Flood watches are out.  It's also chillier than recent days - only in the mid 30's, so not real comfortable out.  It is the perfect day to stay home...but I am at work....

I did, however, manage to start a new pair of socks last night.


Isn't that yarn pretty?  The colorway is Barn Owl and it is from Sheep's Clothing Yarn Co.  A 75/25 blend.  I believe I picked it up at the Allentown yarn festival last year...but it may have been at a LYS that Dee dragged me to (LOL - not a difficult thing to drag me to a LYS).  Anyhoo, it is delightful to knit with (so far - I've managed to do 10 rows of 2x2 ribbing).  This is not the yarn I had in mind, but this jumped out of the stash chest and caught my eye.  I'm planning these for Fletch (hopefully he will like the yarn) and I think I'll just do a K6, P2 pattern on the leg.  There's enough color variation that I don't really want a busy pattern.  This picture gives you a better sense of the yarn - pic is from Sheep's Clothing web site:


This project bag and the shawl have both come to work with me today - I'll probably work on the sock at lunch.  And now I'm prepared for meeting up with Dee on Saturday - an easy knit to work on while we chat and sip coffee!

18 comments:

  1. That yarn is wonderful and I know your socks will be also. Fletch is so lucky! Have fun with Dee on Saturday; I think it's the one day it's not supposed to rain.

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  2. That yarn is gorgeous! I can't wait to see how it knits up.

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  3. Gorgeous yarn. That will make a fantastic sock

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  4. That yarn is FAB! I hope you get plenty of knitting time on this rainy day. XO

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  5. That's a pretty one. Can't wait to see it (again) on Saturday.

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  6. That yarn is the perfect match for a barn owl! Ingenious! I don't know how the dyers constantly come up with such wonderful colors.
    I started the second sock for Dennis while I was waiting at the doctor yesterday. Since I have only been working on them at appointments, they have barely grown at all. Now that the shawl is finished, I'll be more dedicated to them.
    I hope the flooding doesn't happen and that the rains aren't as bad as predicted. We ended up with 6+ inchs of snow. Not my favorite. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. That is wonderful yarn! Just the thing to keep your mind off how terrible it is out there. Ugh. What a miserable winter. All this rain would have been a fabulous snow storm!

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  8. I think a ribbed pattern is perfect for that lovely yarn. Rain in the winter is a little gloomy that is for sure. I think it is fun that you and Dee get together for coffee and knitting. I have a coffee friend but she doesn't knit. I take mine though and we talk books and other things.

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  9. What a beautiful yarn. Seems there are as many types, brands, styles, blends, colors, thickness, and textures of yarn as there are of cats!

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  10. Bravo on the new sock start.. it will make a nice knit and natter project. Have a super weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. beautiful yarn and a beautiful start to a new sock! I love the light colors for the dreariness of this February!

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  12. we had that weather yesterday. I'm sorry for y'all today! and OH MY, that yarn is gorgeous. I'm sure Fletch is going to love the socks.

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  13. Love the yarn - those socks are going to be beautiful (handsome!).

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  14. Very nice sock yarn!!!! I love the color and the name for it!

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