Gee thanks Knit Picks. Like I wasn't addicted enough to your crap.
I have just started knitting socks. I get it now sock people. They are crack. Well today the evil Knit Picks catalog comes and the entire thing is dedicated to socks. Well of course it is. Send me this thing a month ago and I would have spit on it. Who wants that tiny, annoying, skinny yarn anyway. Well this month I have become one with the sock force and crave new stripey, skinny yarns and size 1 needles.
My hubby Mike has been begging me to make him socks for years. Well now he has 2 sad-looking-first-attempt pairs that he "rubs with a diaper" (If you don't get that reference we can never be bffs). Well today we see this Sock Blank. Oh crap. That thing is cool.
Mike is picking out his dye colors now and is going to dye the blank himself - then I'll knit it up.
Now I know I'm not supposed to brag, but I'm still high from my sweet win - oh yeah - first place - at the Knit Blindfolded competition at Knit Michigan 2009. Now - the win alone would have been enough, but there was a rad prize - A sweet GoKnits Pouch from KnowKnits.com!
It's no wives tale. When your wrists are covered your hands stay warm. Well with my fingertips almost freeze off here in Michigan while mousing away on the computer and knitting away on the sticks, I thought I had better treat myself to some fancy yarn and some Super EasyToasty Comfy Cuffs. So easy I shouldn't even post this pattern, but I have to confess that I need to write down what I did or I'll forget it!
I hardly used any of my yarn on this one - I bet you could get 4 or 5 pairs out of these skeins - so it pays to get some super soft yarn you love!
A bunch of the girls from my knitting group (Waterford Area Knitters) and myself are going. If you are in Michigan check it out - incluces a market with 16 local vendors, classes, hands on weaving, silent auction, contests, crafts, door prizes and more.
All proceeds benefit local cancer organizations: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Beaumont Hospital’s Rose Cancer Center, Genesys Health System, Gilda’s Club, & U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Check it out at http://knitmichigan.com.