Thursday, August 02, 2007


When I finished the Orchid Scarf, I must confess that I was at a loss for what to knit next. It's not as though I didn't already having some WIP's in my bag, but they weren't all that appealing. Instead, I started these:
The Charade socks, in Lorna's Laces "Black Watch." I really like the pattern, but knitting two socks at once goes sooo slowly for me.

Then I got inspired to knit a little blanket for our friends (who will receive the little baby cardi and hat I did recently) and suddenly, I'm close to finishing this:
The Pinwheel Blanket, knit in leftover Plymouth Encore from my stash (except for the red, which I had to purchase).

While I was at the yarn shop getting the red Encore, I remembered that I told one of Greg's aunts I would knit her a pair of socks. Her favorite colors are red, black and white and lo and behold...I found a new yarn in just that colorway! It's not really my thing, but I think she'll like it:
The RPM socks, knit in Crystal Palace's new Maizy sock yarn in the "News!" colorway.

Like I said, I do have a few other things on the needles, but we'll talk about them later. ;)


Crystal Palace Yarns said...

Hi Julie,

Your Miazy NEWS! sock is off to a great start - let us know when you post the final photo and we'd love to link to it from our Socks and More blog.

Did you "get" why I named that color "News!" - it's 'black and white and read all over' - corny, eh?

Susan at CPY

amanda j said...

Oh my, that is a gorgeous blanket! I have just added it to my ever growing queue. Now I won't be able to sleep because I want to cast it on!!

By the way Julie, I am the worst exchanger ever. Your package is sitting here ready to send, and I know I said I would send it last week but I have had the flu! Sorry. I promise it will go out within the next three days. PROMISE!

Shannon said...

Ah so glad I found your blog! I want to start the Charade socks this weekend toe-up and wondered if the pattern translated well. Looks like it does! Yay! And two socks at once goes really slowly for me too, but then again, what you've knit so far (in the pic) is almost the foot of one sock, but when you're done, you'll have two!