Monday, January 23, 2006

They call me "genius"

At least they do when they've been drinking very, very, heavily.

First the update. We are currently at 277 socks knit, that's 13.8% to our goal of 2000 and we're only 6.2% through year, averaging 12 socks per day. Obviously, we're well on our way, which of course means I'm starting to worry. Pace yourselves, people, we don't want to completely peter out just before the finish line!

To help keep you knitting steadfastly, Roxanne has offered us all a special deal. Her shop, Zen Yarn Garden sells sock yarn, and she's decided that anyone who mentions Two-Thousand-Socks when they place an order for sock yarn will get 10%! I want to make it clear that I cannot be responsible for any portion of any transactions with her, but it sure seems like a great deal for all involved. Happy shopping! (especially Amy who has betrayed us all by knowingly missing a local yarn sale. For shame, I say, for shame.)


Now, why would any dangerously drunk individual call me "genius"?

Because I spun up a good 250 yards of Lime Kiwi Smoothie (hey, if that's what Sarah Elizabeth says it should be called, who am I to argue?) singles, then promptly plied it into a lovely four-ply yarn.

I needed 100 yards plied.

250 divided by 4.... carry the one....

Yup. NOT one hundred yards.


Well, I don't want to use up the green, because I have plans for it - some Lime Kiwi Smoothie socks, and also a self striping thing (Lime Kiwi Smoothie striped with Creamsicle and Rainbow Sherbet, not yet spun)

So tonight I started blending again (heck, I can certainly use the practice with the carder).

I took this mohair/wool blend

blended it with this Dorset

and got this Raspberry Slush

(anyone else seeing a pattern here? I can't help it, the white wool blended with that glossy mohair just looks kinda icy)


Blogger erica said...

Oooh, the Raspberry Slush looks very cool. It almost has a satiny look to it.

8:46 PM  
Blogger hobbitknitter said...

lol you're making me feel guilty! It's not my fault! It's sallyjo's.. or.. vi's! remember? ;-)
purdy yarn & fibers!

9:09 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I'm thirsty!

And the word verification is "swfug" and that is scary.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rasberry Slush"... I like it!

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gerr - again, I forgot may name...

Who am I? (where am I) Just kidding...
It's Nancy - groovy spin (spun?)


10:31 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Another sock down! (I love that you warn us to slow down one minute and enable usto buy more yarn to knit more socks the next minute.)

11:23 PM  
Blogger AmyP said...

Regarding the sock total - it may go down in the northern hemisphere summer when it becomes tooo hooooot to knit. Unless you sign up a ton of southern hemisphere knitters to take up the slack!
Oh, and do join the knitting amys web ring, wontcha!?

6:30 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I may have to stop at Tropical Smoothie this morning - I just can't stop thinking about fruit smoothies - I usually obsess about lattes (mmmm, toffee nut or gingerbread) I don't understand these thoughts of fruit smoothies. Go figure!

7:28 AM  
Blogger vanessa said...

yummy roving :-) and thanks for leaving me a compliment on the poncho!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

yarn sale?
sock yarn?
You're killing me.

I finished another sock last night. no not a pair yet just yeat another sock. I need to get giftees to embrace the idea of serieously mismatched socks.

As for the drinks - they look fab. I'm voting for a margarita or a fuzzy navel or something.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Wait - is this for the KR Yarn Exchange? You mean I'll get a little piece of it? Yeah!! (I'm blending with mohair, too, cormo/mohair that I think I'll have enough of to do socks as well as the Exchange)

8:57 AM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

great colour combos! They make me want a smoothie now...

1:18 PM  

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