Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Peony Socks!!

Finally, the Peony socks are done!! I love the color, Peony. These socks were started back in Octoberfest! Probably a bit too ambitious for my second pair of socks so they floated around in UFO land. Finally done!! Yarn: ShiBui Knits Sock, 100% superwash merino wool, color peony (got on a trip to Knit-Purl in Portland, OR last year)
Pattern: More Fun than Cables Sock Pattern - enjoyed the pattern, but again, probably shouldn't have picked for my second pair of socks...I lost steam...a few times.

But here's my favorite part of the pattern...

Now I get to start my first pair of Monkey socks!!

Look what came in the mail yesterday! I have to be honest, I wasn't going to tell you all about this next purchase. It happened last week (remember, it was a bad week). But, then Jen at Woolgirl went a did a really nice thing, so I couldn't resist. First, here's the cutest packaging!

Zen Yarn Garden, fingering weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, colors Steel Magnolias (top) and Full Bloom (bottom)

Spunky Eclectic, Beefy Sock, 100% superwash merino, color Mahogany
So when I placed my order, there was a mix-up with the order (computer glitch, which they now fixed). Essentially, a yarn I ordered wasn't really in stock. So, Jen let me know and said she would get it to me in the next few weeks when it came in (great, no've seen my stash!). But then, for my inconvenience, Woolgirl wanted me to pick out a complimentary skein on them! Talk about customer service! I told her it wasn't a big deal, but she insisted! How cool! I was hooked with my first order, but now there's no getting rid of me!!! If only I had time to knit with all this yummy stuff!!! Here's my complimentary skein....

Spunky Eclectic, Speedster Sport-DK, 100% Superwash Merino, color Cold Night (dad will love these socks!)

Rowan and I are off to Boston Thursday for Memorial Day weekend!!! It'll be our first time there!! Can't wait!! Happy Knitting! xoxox Irishgirlieknits


Disco said...

Steel Magnolias is beautiful. Safe journey and have fun in Boston. :-)

Batty said...

I cannot believe you're going to Boston the one weekend we're going out of town! You wouldn't happen to be up to yarn crawl-like activities on Friday, would you?

Those socks came out wonderful, by the way, and the yarn... oh, that sock yarn! Dreamy!

sgeddes said...

The socks came out great and you have some lovely new yarn!

Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Jessica said...

Ooh pretty pretty yarn! Have a great time in Boston. I love it there. Knit-Purl! I can't wait to go there. I've been living in Portland for almost two months now and haven't been. I know, I'm a disgrace to knitters worldwide. LOL

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Congratulations on finishing the pair! They look great.

And nice haulage there!

cpurl17 said...

I'm so jealous of that sock yarn I can hardly stand it!! The peony socks came out great.

Have a great time in Boston!!!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous socks there!!!

Have a super time this weekend!!

Oh, Love all those yarns too! Go you! :)

Rebel said...

I love the Peony socks, great color & pattern. - zuma

Queen Frogger said...

Lovely yarn and I like the peony socks too.

tapmouse said...

I LOVE the Peony socks! Awesome! And no fair showing all your sock yarn-I'm gonna want to go buy some!
And of course-added the pattern to my 'to do' list. ;)