Monday, February 20, 2017

Sock Love and New Yarn Winder

It's been awhile since I've knitted socks.  It's not that I didn't want to, but I just hadn't seen a pattern and/or yarn that called to me.  

A few months ago, one of my LYS was closing up shop and I had a gift card that needed to be used before it expired, so I purchased some Addi Sock Rockets & some Regia Pairfect Cotton Sock Yarn in “Beach”.  I loved the yarn, but I just never found the right pattern to use.  I didn't want to do just plain stockinette.  In the process of fooling around the yarn, I sort of messed up the skein.  I had wrapped it around the paper band & that eventually fell off & the yarn was an undesirable mess.

I had ordered a yarn winder online from Michaels, which was a great disappointment & it was promptly returned.  My knitting friend Joan, who has a wonderful blog called, Knitting  By The Ocean, set me on the right path & I got a better yarn winder.  This thing is so much fun to use, almost as fun as knitting...almost.  So, I re-wound that skein of Regia Pairfect Cotton Sock Yarn into a cute little cake!

(Stanwood Needlecraft YBW-A Hand-Operated Yarn Ball Winder. yarn bowl, &  Regia Pairfect Cotton Sock Yarn in “Beach”)

And, here's the sock that I've started.

The pattern is called, Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder.  This pattern is everywhere & it's so fun & easy.  I don't want to put it down.