Thursday, April 06, 2006

At the beach

Tuesday we drove out to Grayland to visit my parents. The weather was wonderful and the girls enjoyed flying kites down in North Cove. I visited a small yarn store that recently opened there. The elderly ladies who ran it were very nice, but I've seen stashes flashed that have more yarn than they carried. We visited for a little while and being a supporter of small businesses I "had" to buy two skeins of Sockotta. It is browns and grays and will work well for some more masculine socks. Actual knitting time was scarce but last night I finally finished a pair of cable.

ankle socks. I'm ending up with lots of leftover sock yarn and some wild stripe or fair isle socks are in order. I finally looked through "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. My first impression is, hooray! The instructions for measuring feet, making different types of heels, knitting socks up or down, improvising your own patterns, etc. are all included. This will prove invaluable towards my goal of making socks for everybody on my Christmas list.


Anonymous Cindy said...

I love the picture of your family on the beach. Lovely. Also, your socks are so pretty. Love them. You need to review the book when you get a chance. I don't have that one. I have 3 others, but not that one and who wouldn't love handknit socks for Christmas. Not too expensive, warm, and, as the Harlot says, they signify love. Take care.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Your socks are so cute. Looks like a wonderful day at the beach too. I've heard good thinkgs about that Charlene Schurch book - glad to hear another great review. I'll have to put it on my birthday wish list (maybe I already did???)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Peacock said...

cute cable socks!!

and I'll second the great review for Sensational Knitted Socks-great book!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Jeff - WeinerToons said...

I tried to fly a kite last summer at the beach. I couldn't even build the kite...looks like fun!

7:39 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Going into a disappointing yarn store and not wanting to hurt the feelings of the proprietor is the reason why my sock stash is so huge ;o) (at least...that's what I tell RR...)

Beautiful beach photos - and great socks! I also have that book and love it :o)

8:51 PM  
Blogger ferg said...

OK, I'll post a pic of my socks but they are so plain compared with yours. I am comfortable with the four needles now though I'm not sure I could handle a cable needle as well yet,
Cheers Gillian

11:07 PM  

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