Monday, January 22, 2007

My New Pick (and a Shrug Too!)




I have to let you know how THRILLED I am with Knit Picks!! This is their Memories - 100% Merino Wool--sock yarn in the "Smores" colorway. It is every bit as luscious IMHO as Lorna's Laces and is knitting up wonderfully! (Yes, those are KnitPicks 6" dpns in size 0 which I got for a wonderful price too!!) Knit Picks is definitely my new pick for where to buy yarn!! Less expense, wonderful quality.....what more is there to say??!!




As promised, here is a photo of the shrug I knit for my swap partner in Germany. It is knit from 7.5 balls of Lion Brand Merino/Cashmere blend which was on sale at a LYS. It is super soft and wonderfully warm and it will be hard to pack it up and ship it off......but alas! I must! I used a pattern found on DIY Network's website for the show Knitty Gritty. It is basically a knit sampler of lace stitches. Because you knit it with bulky yarn on size 11 needles, it knits up super fast! It looks cute on my 15 year old daughter and my 50-something knitting pal as well....so I'm quite sure that my swap partner will like it! (It is made in colors she likes!)
When I get her full package put together, I'll be sure and post a photo. I've never shipped anything overseas.....I'm hoping the postage won't shock me into heart failure! (Then again, I filled up both our vehicles at the pumps today.....can't get much more sticker shock than THAT, can we???!!!)

That's all for now!
Knit On!

5 comments:

Knitman said...

Love the colourway of the sock yarn from KnitPicks.
I am waiting delivery of my Knit Pick needles.Looking forward to using them

Kim said...

I love the way the yarn looks when knitted...OK, now I have to breakdown and get some. How do you like the needles?

Becca said...

I love Knitpicks Memories too. I have some in the Cape Cod colorway on the needles now. They just feel so delicious on the feet.

What kind of stitch are you using for that Smores sock? Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks neat.

Becca at Forward Motion
http://forwardmotion.typepad.com/becca/

Joy Lang said...

I just got the smores one too, Love it. Knit picks is my favorite place to order from now too.
Joy
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/JNLANG

kshotz said...

Thanks everyone!

Kim.....I love the needles! I'm going to order a circ next to see how they compare to my beloved Addi's.

Becca....I'm just doing a very basic K2P2 rib on the instep with stockinette on the sole/toe. I was surprised to see how the look of the yarn changed when the ribbing started.....but I really like it!

Thanks for looking and commenting!
Kim