Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Socks to that!

Kathi and Karen are ganging up on me about knitting my first pair of socks, tempting me with delicious self-striping yarns and intriguing patterns, but they have help.

Dagnabbit, why don't more of those producers of the world's most luscious yarns deliver them in worsted weight? I picked up the fall/winter 2008 issue of Knit.1 on the weekend (no idea why it didn't sell out before now, totally not complaining) and there on page 16 is a whole stack of center-pull cakes of yarn in gorgeous colours... all sock weight. And no option to buy worsted; I checked.

While checking I slipped up and nearly bought into the Knitterly Things sock club... and couldn't, because there weren't any places for new members when I visited. I am taking this as a sign that this is not my time for socks.

Y'hear? Not my time!! And now I will go back to the sort of work from which the tiny stitches and tiny needles of a sock would be a tremendous release. Well, I did say Kathi and Karen have help, didn't I?

UPDATE: (and oh noes!)

Knitterly Things had a slot open for the sock club today, and I snagged it. Well, it's sock yarn, right? I don't have to knit socks with it.


Kathleen Taylor said...

Let me send you a sock pattern for worsted weight socks- heavier yarn, size 5 needles, knits up in a flash... we'll get you yet

Mary Keenan said...

MAN. You are just evil! I even have size 5 dpns... but they're too long for socks. Too bad I'm going to a Knit Collective meeting next week that will probably have sales tables set up all over the place, huh?

Anonymous said...

Aggggh, I just went and looked at their yarn. Hey, I think that this sock yarn is just SO not you. Contrary to any other comment I may make or have made in the past. Do not even think of using it. It is bad, dangerous and addictive. I will happily buy it off you to save you from it. No questions asked. Oh wow, it is so magnificent I feel ill (and jealous as hell: I wasted all yesterday looking for a nice self-striping sock yarn, and faied to find one).

Mary Keenan said...

Sweetie, you don't hear me directing you toward the stunningly beautiful self-stripings at Twisted Fiber Art, 'kay?

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