Saturday, July 18, 2009

what goes around....

The wonderful ladies from my Knit Night group volunteered to make socks from my yarn, so I could take them with me to the Sock Summit and display them. They will get to keep the socks in the end.

Waving Lace Socks by Evelyn Clark, from the book Favorite Socks.
Knitter: Gretchen Mashmann.
Colorway: Fresh Lavender.

Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt, from the book Favorite Socks.
Knitter: Beth Mashmann.
Colorway: Be Green.
Austrian Socks by Candace Eisner Strick, from Favorite Socks.
Knitter: Gretchen Mashmann.
Colorway: undyed 100% superwash merino.
Ribbed Socks based on a Knitting Pure and Simple Pattern.
Knitter: Dorah Bluth.
Colorway: Navy.

Polly Jean Socks by MJ Kim.
Knitter: Teri Scoville.
Colorway: Avocado.

Socks with Pennant Pattern.
Knitter: Teri Scoville.
Colorway: Teal.

Angee Socks by Cookie A., from the book Sock Innovation.
Knitter: Teri Scoville.
Colorway: Lemon Thyme.

Groovy Socks by SockPixie.
Knitter: Iryth Ferrandino.
Colorway: Stonewash Denim.

And that's not all!! There are at least three more coming my way...if you want a preview, here's one.
This week I was also very lucky to have Crafty Girl home and not at camp. On one of my dye days, she fixed me this beautiful salad:

Alison, well, she alisoned me. If you don't know already, I have to tell you that this is an actual word in knitting circles pretty much everywhere. Alison gives unsuspecting people her knitted gifts, and this time I was the lucky one. It took several days for it to sink in that she made me a shawl. From her book, no less, with my yarn, which I had given her, because SHE deserves gifts, too, you know!
Before I knew it, she had sent me this:

Constance Shawl by Alison Hyde, from her book Wrapped in Comfort.
2 skeins of Periwinkle Sheep 'watercolors' sock yarn.
Colorway: Spilled Wine.
The inside joke here is that Alison loved this color because it goes so well with one of her blouses. Never mind that she is a Mormon and doesn't drink....

I'll be bringing this gorgeous shawl and the beautiful socks with me to Portland.

PS: Thank you to everyone who has left such wonderfully encouraging words for me in the comments the last few days. The skein count is at 891.


  1. Karin! All of those socks look AMAZING! And the shawl? Oh my. So beautiful.

  2. Wow!! I can't believe everyone knit all those socks for you - that is so nice! I love your colors and that shawl is gorgeous!!

  3. Karin, my problem with your yarn (bought 3 skeins when I was in Altamont last month)is that it's so beautiful just as is!! My daughter has decreed that the beautiful sky blue is to be handwarmers for her; alas, that was supposed to be my new favorite socks. . . feet are of a size that eliminates the possibility of getting both projects from a single skein.

  4. The socks took my breath away!GORGEOUS!

    They are truly breath taking and the food looks delicious as I have not had breakfast but did exercise my heart for 30 minutes and I am starving!

    Enjoy the day!


  5. Picture #7: my brain is singing the old classic, "Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darrrrling Lemon Thyme!"

    I am so delighted you like your shawl! Have a marvelous time at Sock Summit. Tell Barbara Walker hi and thank you for me, and give Stephanie and RachelH and Tina hugs from me.

  6. I loved working with your yarn. All the socks look great and the shawl is beautiful.

    Crafty Girl should have a colorway. Salad Greens???? Just thinking...

  7. those socks are incredible. it must send shivers up your spine to see your yarn used for such beautiful knitting. i am very excited for you!

  8. Karin~ ~ ~Alisons shawl is lovely and knit from your colorway that is my favorite. All things pink! It's such fun to see all your colors~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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