Friday, July 21, 2006

Friday July Madness Progress

My July Six Sock Pair madness is nearing an end...I'm 4 1/3 single socks away from victory! Here's a picture of the first socks of two different pairs: On the left is another Basket Weave Rib sock in Parfait and on the right is the Elongated Corded Rib sock in Poppy. Both patterns are from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks book and the yarns are Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock.

At first I wasn't too sure about the Poppy color, but I've really come to enjoy it as I knit along. As for Parfait...that is the first Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock I bought. I've been simply savoring saving it for ages so it's a real treat to finally be knitting with it. Something about the colors just makes me want to keep knitting for hours (which I do!).

Other happy news includes the arrival of my new knitting bag! It's a Namaste Messenger Bag. I ordered it the second I saw the review in Knitty as a present to myself for my one year smoke quit (Diva Knitting has a great price on the bag and if you register as a new customer you'll get a code for an additional 5% off). It is quite roomy and very stylish. Even though the Peacock color was gorgeous I went with Chocolate since it won't show dirt as much and it's a little bit more understated. The chocolate color is warm and rich.

The pockets are plentiful and the whole bag can be expanded by just doing a quick unzip around the base. It can hold a lot, even when still zipped. For scale, there is a couple hanks of Socks that Rock in the bag (I'm trying to decide between knitting Knitty's RPM in Citrine or Harvest Moon for my next -and final- July pair) This bag can easily fit a couple medium sized projects, yarn, a couple books, your wallet, is very roomy (perfect for shopping at Stitches Midwest in a couple weeks!). Good thing is that it doesn't look super huge or bulky. I'm very impressed with this bag.


knit chick said...

I've been eyeing the very same Namaste Messenger Bag in Chocolate for months, but have never seen it in person. Please bring it to GROUP.

I got my STR today. I actually like the colors a lot.

Kathy said...

I love the parfait! Your messenger bag is really lovely. Chocolate no less! Your July is madness.