Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Another picture heavy post but we all like lookin' at pictures, right? ;)
These are yarn sample cards I got from Jacob's. Thanks to this great gal, who introduced me to this yarn shop, I'll be in 7th heaven. I just placed my first order so we'll see how long the yarn takes to reach me.

In the meantime, I've been playing around with knee length socks. I've never owned handknit knee socks and I had this 2-ply wool floating around for ages so I'm giving it a go. One down, one to go. That one sock took me a week! The pattern is the Latvian sock from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.

I finished the Hemlock Ring! It's not that large, only 45" in diameter, but will be perfect for my new granddaughter.

This is the last fiber I got from the Yarn Yard Fiber Club. It's merino/tencel and loaded with sheen. It glitters & sparkles all over the place. Really pretty!

From the 100 grams, I got 3 small skeins of 3-ply, 254 yds.

I have no idea what I'll do with it other than stroke it a lot! ;)