Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Next for Summer of Socks 2008

Do you ever find yourself being called by a color? All of a sudden, I want to knit with pink. Not those muted, ashy, mauvy pinks you can find everywhere. I want to knit with screaming, roaring, in-your-face, girlie pink.
That said, here's what I'm using next. Socks That Rock Lightweight in Rhodonite. I tell you, I've been having a lot of trouble finding a good, clear, bright pink. So many of them are muted. Is there an anti-pink conspiracy? Or most likely, it's not the color that's "in" this year. Anyway, as soon as I finish my Monkeys, which will be today or tomorrow, I'm casting this on for the Spring Forward socks from Knitty Summer 2008. Amazingly, the STR is the yarn that she used in the pattern, so I'm being matchy-matchy this time without having to wonder if the yarn will work. (Honestly, not that I ever wonder that much. Thank goodness for gauge and some common sense.)

Here is the yarn I forgot to add to my Sunday post. It's Saucy from numma numma in Stella. Did I mention I'm having pink yearnings?
I did a little post birthday shopping at Needle Nook yesterday. I got some Claudia Hand Paint Fingering in Urban Jungle and some Wool in the Woods Cherub in Color Me Karen. I've had so much fun knitting the Monkeys that I think the Urban Jungle will become another pair of them. However, I've been really curious about the Cherub yarn. It's a little too heavy for fingering, and maybe a tiny bit too light for sportweight. I think I'm going to use it for some basic toe up socks so I can get a feel for how it knits up. I honestly think it would make a really excellent Baby Surprise Jacket too.

This is Sun-Dappled Pond by Dog Lover Yarns. She's an etsy seller who is retiring her business. That's really a shame as this is a lovely yarn. I wish I had found her sooner.

Anyway, Tuesdays have become grocery shopping/food prepping days. I've already run to Publix and found almost everything I needed, so I don't have to go to the Dekalb Farmers Market today. I decided to make a pot of veggie soup so we'd have a quick dinner for the next few nights. You should see all the blueberries we picked off our one lone bush yesterday. As we filled up the colander, Keith said that he saw a blueberry cobbler in his future. I can take a hint as well as the next person (when I want to), so a flaky crusted cobbler is on the menu. I usually get a fabulous foccacio bread from the market, and there's a sandwich in one of my Weight Watchers cookbooks that is wonderful. Roasted veggies, melty cheese, mmmmm. I'm going to try it tonight with the pizza shell, and we may do it as a pizza instead of a sandwich.

Now that you are all hungry, I'm off to start washing dishes. I swear, it seems like every day off lately has too much time washing all those darn pots and pans. I didn't think we'd been cooking as much as those pots and pans seem to indicate.

Gratuitous kitty picture. Here's Monster just days after her lion cut back in May. She's very happy to be bare.


Anonymous said...

Well, I don't know that I'll ever feel the call to knit with pink, but lately I've been really pouring over the metallics, especially golds and coppers. (Like that Aslantrends yarn I bought last month, mmmm.)

I used to be a strictly solid colors kind of gal too, but lately I've branched out into the crazy world of variegated (I can never spell that without spell check) yarn. Of course, I still like my old standby of deep browns and burgandies and greens and blues. I guess it's not pink that I have a problem with, just light colors in general.

Kim said...

Pretty, pretty yarn. I love it. And yay for the gratuitous kitty picture!