For Christmas I got this Kool Aid dyed sock yarn from Sybille. I'm showing it here with my Silver dollar yarn cake, and the left over roving. The little yarn cakes are 50g each.
I've decided (another decision I have to stick to), that I'm going to knit away on my sock yarn, which I've received over the last two years. Reason for that decision was, that my daughter asked me, whether I had knit some socks with the yarn she gave me yet, or not. I had not. She gave me sock yarn in 2006 and twice in 2007. I was going through my bins and bags and took out several gifted sock yarns, to put it in my knitting basket. I started with these, because they were already there. Sybille did a fine job dyeing this yarn. The first sock did a little bit of pooling, the second sock not at all. I like the colors a lot. I just felt like plain vanilla socks, cuff down, nothing exciting. After the crochet scarf I didn't knit for at least 10 days, but I did a lot of spinning. After the first of these socks was finished, I felt the knitting mojo return. That felt good too.
Over the weekend I decided (yes another decision) that I wanted to learn something new. I guess the reason why I choose "2-at-a time socks" by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, was the cover. It's green/orange, yellow/red, has stars on it, and just looked so darn inviting! And the word "Secret" is printed on it too - I had to know! (I can keep secrets, but if somebody wants to reveal one, I'm all ears)
It's not like I suffer SSS (second sock syndrome), that's never been a real problem with me. I just thought I'd like to know how it is to knit two socks on one circular needle. So now I know. I'm not done yet with my first pair of socks. Pictures following as soon as they are done. Of course I used some gifted sock yarn.
This book has some errata, which you can find on the publishers website. Link for it next time.
Biko is still bored, and ready like a greyhound at the dog race, to sprint out the door, as soon as we let her. We'll be going back to the Clinic on Wednesday, to take out the stitches. She still wants food whenever, you'll have to be careful, or she'll take your arm off! :o) Oh, yeah, and she's giving me the "evil eye", because she's not getting her way. :o)