Monday, July 20, 2009

New socks

Okay so it's been a while, but I do have a couple of finished projects. If you've ever met me you know that I am a reader. I love to read, and when I read I become obsessed, witht he series, the author, the genre, with something (Harry Potter, Janet Evanovich, Stephenie Meyer, vampires, Gina Showalter.) Just over a year ago I discovered fanfiction, I discovered it after obsessively exploring my then current favorite author's (Stephenie Meyers) website. I have to say that I love it, I spend so much time looking for new stories. It amazes me how many truely tallented authors there are out there that we may never see beyond fanfiction. If you are at all interested in finding out what I am talking about or seeing your favorite story from someone elses perspective try That website has something for everyone. I would like to point out that there are ratings for a reason please keep that in mind, I would hate for someone to find themselves involved in a story and get broadsided with something that they are uncomfortable with.

I have several favorite yarn stores one of which is an online store called Sunshine Yarns. The lady who does the yarn is wonderfully sweet and helpful. Her colorways are gorgeous! Some are inspired by books, (see above paragraph.) I have completed three pairs of socks in the last week and a half or so, all of which use yarn from Sunshine Yarns. The first pair I made for my friend/co-worker Elly she's way into baseball and is a huge Braves fan. The color way for these socks is called Vampire Baseball (can you guess which book?) when I saw the colors I just had to get it for her. I don't have an modeled pictures cause here feet are smaller than mine are, but I have heard that she really likes them.

I made my mom some socks from a colorway called Pygmy Puff (two guesses!) I let her pick out the color. She is so tickled! They really are cute. In all honesty the yarn is a little expensive, but it knits up so beautifully, and smoothly it almost seems to fly off the needles.

Mine are from yarn called The Half-Blood Prince, I really like the colors. What do you think?

In Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series homemade cakes equal love, in my family socks equal love. The funny thing to me is that I hear/read that a lot of people think socks are hard and hate to make them. I don't mind at all in fact I love making socks. I've made 5 or 6 pairs in the last two months and I enjoyed making every little stitch. I hope everything is going well for you!


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