Here's the Madeline Tosh sock yarn I got at Stitches earlier this year. I bought it for the Elfine socks I've been dying to make. Unfortunately, I can't bring myself to start them because they are toe-up. Me and toe-up aren't on the way to becoming BFFs. And I don't know why, exactly.
I start out and there doesn't seem to be any problem. On one I even got to the heel. But then there is just something about how they fit after that.
I've tried three times and I've not been happy enough to even finish the first sock. I wish I could point to specific problems, but I can't. The best I can say is, I'm just not into them. But I'm going to try one more time. I do really like the Elfine socks a lot, so maybe that will be the encouragement I need.
I love how soft this yarn is. All squishy and smooshy. I bought three skeins in two different colors at Stitches. I thought I had my buy-plan all carefully thought out, but once in the big convention hall I was just way overwhelmed with the yarny goodness. I got two skeins of this fabulous purple for the Mara Shawl, and when I got home, I discovered I needed three skeins. Arrrrgh!!
So now I'm trying to find a project I like that will only need two skeins, or 400 yards. I'd prefer a shawl or scarf, but am open to any suggestions. Anyone? Anyone?
I'm currently knitting another baby project - the Garter Rib Blanket from Orange Flower. It's super easy and the mix of alpaca and wool yarns are making for a very dense and cozy blanket. I'll post a picture when I'm further along. We're having movie night tonight, so I anticipate getting a lot of rows done during Casablanca (which I've never seen, by the way!)