Monday, 31 October 2011

Sock yarn only a mother would love....

Or subtitled......yes I am back and of course I am still knitting.

A couple of years ago I went to Rhinebeck and did some stash enhancing. I would called it having S.E.X......but that just attracts the wrong type of crowd. Before going to this fab event, I did my homework. I found out which vendors I should hit f
irst as they were the ones to sell out of the good stuff. (sounds like I was there to buy drugs....doesn't it?) I went straight to a certain retailer to purchase sock yarn that I couldn't get locally (why can't I resist sock yarn???? I may have to work on that weakness one of theses days. But not today!)

This sock yarn is very well known and has been widely publicised by a certain very popular knitting blogger. Needless to say I was quite
anxious to buy a skein....or two....or five. Some time ago (as this is a blog post that has been on the back burner for quite some time) I started to knit a sock with said sock yarn. I have never been more disappointed in my life.....BLECH!!!!!

I couldn't believe my eyes.....this was
going to be a sock that would never see the light of day. I would never wear these socks nor would I make them for anyone else. I must have been blind when I bought the skein...no wonder it was on the seconds rack.

I call this ball of ugly sock yarn.....



I call this beginning of ugly sock.......



Those who have been reading my blog for some time, kno
w that I have been working on the sock yarn.....and despite what I said about the sock yarn.....



doesn't it look great in the blankie????

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic

3 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow!!! This looks awesome. I must say you are really very creative. I liked it a lot. Why don,t you take this as a career? I am sure you will be very successful in this.

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Roxie said...

akshully, I kinda like the (ahem) "Azure Luna" sock, but it shows even better in the blankie. I adore that blankie!!

Kathy said...

It does sort of look like the dyer was using up all the last little bits of dye they had left in all of their squeeze bottles. Looks good in the blanket though!