Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Arrival of the September Socks that Rock Rockin' Sock Kit


Hooray! The September Rockin' Sock Club Socks kit came yesterday! I didn't expect to see it until next week so it was quite a surprise to come home to find it waiting. Yea! The color is Titania and it is simply stunning. The kit came with an emergency sock yarn keychain and two patterns. The Titania's Revenge pattern (written specifically for the colorway) is absolutely not my taste (meshy lace with a slanted cable across the foot), but I really like the Central Air pattern. I think it's similar to a lacy one in the Sensational Knitted Socks book that I had already wanted to knit - perfect! Right now I have quite a bit on the needles, so for now I will just admire Titania in the skein:) The two smaller photos are each end of the hank. Lovely variety of fall colors.

And look what arrived from Sunshine Yarns - Here we have Welsh Green Dragon, Swedish Short Snout Dragon, and Brick (The first two complete my collection of the Harry Potter Dragon colors that Dani has created). Since it was Sunshine Yarns' anniversary, Dani included a very nice set of Inox needles and a cute little button with her logo. I just love her yarn! The Brick is perfect for the new Diamante pattern at Knitty.

The weekend with my Mom and Step-Dad was fantastic. We had a great time at the King Tut exhibit and then Saturday we made it up to Wisconsin to tour the Jelly Belly distribution center (Love those jelly bellies!). Then we spent the whole afternoon at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We had so much fun there we purchased a membership so we can go back whenever we want. I look forward to visiting the Garden throughout the different seasons. Ok, time to get some weekend knitting done before the weekend is over!

5 comments:

Emma said...

Gorgeous yarns! Looks like a good mail week for you.

Liz said...

Love everything you got, can't wait to see all the socks you knit w/it! We love the Botanic Gardens too, try to go there w/ the kids one night per week during the summer, I know you'll enjoy that membership.

Kathy said...

I'll knit with you at the Botanic ANYTIME. Well, maybe not in winter. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Happy for you

Jodie said...

I can't wait to see some of the recent STR socks knit up. That colorway is beautiful.

Ragan said...

Oh my, you have some lovely yarns!