Saturday, February 11, 2006

I love socks

So the Knitting Olympics began yesterday; I cast on during the torch-lighting (I assumed the torch was lit based on the time, not on the fact that I was actually watching said ceremony, as we do not have TV). I have only been able to knit a round here and there, as things have been quite busy here this weekend. Anniversary celebration, sermon-writing, and the care and feeding of two toddlers while My Old Man is away all day teaching a seminary class. Still, I'm pleased with my progress. And just as I suspected, I LOVE SOCKS! Especially with this yarn, which is just so utterly delicious.

Oh, and thanks to my fifth anniversary, I now have an LYS gift card burning a hole in my pocket! Wheeee! My Old Man really came through - not only the gift card but a gorgeous little handmade jewelry set (lavender pearl earrings and necklace), made by our neighbor, who does fabulous work.


Meredith said...

That yarn looks gorgeous! What is it?

earthchick said...

It is called Malabrigo; it's a hand-dyed yarn from a cooperative in Uruguay and it is as luscious as it looks. You can read about it at and order it several different places. I got mine from Kaleidoscope yarn ( It is about $12 for a hank of 215 yards, which is pretty good, especially considering how soft it is.