Tuesday, October 2, 2007

socks, slippers & slipper socks!

Avalon Fiber Arts is a new designer and Lynne has produced a line of slipper/sock patterns that use only 1 hank of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted. I've never caught the "sock" fever, but sure wish I had because I do love hand made socks. If my feet are happy, so is my heart!! I do have great success with slippers though, and with my work days so long, slippers in worsted weight are instant gratification. I keep hoping that eventually I will catch the "sock" fever. I do know that I love working with 2 circulars. The pattern I selected from the Avalon line is called Twinners. The yarn is Shepherd Worsted in the color Whisper. I love lace and this is very easy. And one of these days I will learn how to do 2 socks at the same time on 2 circulars. Some of the girls in my Friday Group have moved on ahead with this technique and are delighted with it. They are using the book KNITTING CIRCLES AROUND SOCKS.

Other news on knitting world front is that Nora and Laura (Noni Bags) have announced their new Fall 2007 line. The selection is excellent with some very usable bags! I've already ordered all the patterns and am gathering up the new hardware these bags use. The girls announced the bags on their website just this week and pattern distribution is just hardly begun. Rest assured I'm scrambling to get the patterns in. Not even sure if the warehouse has them yet. And I'm driving my hardware distributor to drink daily asking about part #s and verifying that we are both talking about the same part! Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Hopefully later today I can at least post the Fall 2007 web page.

Talk to you soon!!!