Friday, March 9, 2007

Sock a Month

When Sock a Month on the Crafty Threads 'n' Yarns forum was announced, I thought - great! What a wonderful way of using my stash - back then I could just about manage to knit a pair a month without buying any more sock yarn. The first thing I did was to buy some beautiful BFL from an on-line friend, thus increasing the stash by one potential pair - this became Razor Shell socks, my January pair.

Since then, I have managed to complete my Tiger socks - February's pair - not strictly from stash as they were already OTN!!! I then bought the lovely Tofutsies as previously shown, followed by yesterday's delivery of these beautiful yarns from The Yarn Yard - Purple Goth and Bushcraft.

These yarns really are stunning. And my Father and Son socks which are progressing slowly will have to be put to one side as I have been asked to knit a pair of socks for a friend's boyfriend for his birthday on March 23rd - hence the Bushcraft - and as me and knitting socks quickly is a contradiction in terms, I had better get on with them!!!!!

I'd also like to introduce you all to Holly - our well loved escape artist. We were woken at 3:00 am again, there she was, roaming round our bedroom, rustling in the tissue paper the yarn from The Yarn Yard had arrived in!!!!! I wouldn't mind, but she'd had to make her way upstairs to do so and I'm not sure how she managed it!!!!!



She's a little rascal, but we love her dearly!!!!

10 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

Maybe you mis-understood!!!! - It's KNIT a pair of socks a month, not BUY THE YARN for a pair of socks a month!!!! :lol:!!!! - Nice to see I'm not the only one !

Holly is cute!

Seahorse said...

Holly is adorable! How on earth does she climb stairs??? :0

Lovely yarns!

Christina said...

LOL - hamsters get everywhere - she looks very cute. I once found mine in my bedroom bin one morning finishing off a packet of crisps!!

Lovely yarn yard stuff, I love the purple goth one, but you'd better get knitting those socks then ;)

inukshuk71 said...

Beautiful yarn! Holly is definately a smart little cutesy :) Was she named after Holly from the Knitting Parlor? :)

dreamcatcher said...

Love those yarns! Holly is a most intrepid hanster indeed, good luck to her :-)

nanatoo said...

Hehe, Holly is a cutie :D

Lovely yarns, but maybe soon you could start 'Socks from Stash'? Hmm? Just a thought ;)

Jane said...

Oh she is so cute!! And the yarn colors are scrumptous...

gilraen said...

What a lovely inquisitive face! :)

I like your new yarns, they are lovely colours. :)

I'm assured that buying sock yarn isn't buying stash! I'm not sure that's true but why feel guilty! :D

donnac1968 said...

Love the purple goth!! I just had a look at the site and couldn't see it though ;o(

Holly is sooo cute, they are very good at escaping though. One of mine chewed through the plastic of its cage.

Piglottie said...

Holly is adorable and thank you so much for the encouragement.