Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Last week I won a contest on Abigail's blog! ( I was commenter of the month) And look at the gorgeous yarn she sent me! It is Socks that Rock - Thistle colorway! and so yummy! I can't wait to try it out! I've never used this type of yarn before (in fact never even touched it) So to say I'm excited would be an understatement. Now this may be a naive questions, but I've only been making socks for under a year and have a limited yarn budget (mainly birthday and Christmas) Do I divide the large hank in to two equal balls, then make socks? If so how do you go about this without a scale? Or do you just wing it and do both socks from the same ball and hope not to run out? suggestions welcome!

Generous Abigail is having another contest this month....go check it out!

Look...she even made a cute little "button" for it!

On to some knitting content, though yarn definitely counts...here is the sock progress from this weekend (and yesterday)

I guess it looks about the same as last time, except that is the second sock! Yep, second sock! These socks are just flying off the needles! I appears they may be done by this weekend, so I can take a new project on the road with me when I go to KS (and get to teach my mom how to make socks!)

In the background you see evidence that this is indeed the second sock! Woohoo!


Davene McBride said...

The yarn you won is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty STR. I have well more than enough to make a pair of socks for me so I wouldn't worry about separating it into two balls. Unless you're making really big socks...

Abigail said...

Glad you like it.

And thank you so much.

I always divide the yarn first. It is a generous hank so you should be fine knitting it from the top down.

Wool Winder said...

Congratulations on winning the yarn. I've never used STR, but I would suspect you would have enough yarn to work from one ball, as long as your aren't making abnormally large socks.