February 10, 2007

I See You, I Hear You and I Feel You

I see you.

I hear you.

I feel you.

Yesterday my Socks that Rock yarn came in the mail. It's a perfect match with Dalton. And he approves. The minute he sniffed it, he hugged it and almost wouldn't let me have it back.

I started the swatch on Thursday, (I think):

And started the ribbing yesterday.

I think the colors are beautiful. They remind me of a river. All the stones and mud and the water. Since my last pair were a bit big, I cast on 64 stitches this time. They actually fit better. I decided to do a simple two row pattern in garter rib: K2, P2 around for one row and then Knit around for the next.

And today, I got my Etsy buy. The colors are very vibrant. I'm glad that I grabbed a skein. They will make very cute and fun socks. :) I'm on a roll me thinks!


tiennie said...

That is gorgeous yarn. I would have never guessed that the skein would knit up like that.

Beth said...

Dalton is gorgeous and the yarn ain't bad either! You are one of the few people I know who make swatches for socks - you should be proud of yourself. The yarn looks very nice knit up and not at all what I would have thought it would look like.

I'm planning a pair of socks in simple Garter Rib, too. I have to sit in a ski lodge all day tomorrow while my boys have ski lessons and I can't work on my Conwy sock well there. Now I just need to choose the yarn to go with the Garter Rib. It's a great little pattern.

jillian said...

That Lucy colorway is gorrrr-geous! I love how muted it is. Dalton is adorable :)

urbanknitrix said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! your pictures are always so beautfily - thought of photograpy? Anyway, I too love the colors. How is the STR? I have been fawning over it for some time now, but have yet to purchase.

Queen Frogger said...

Oh, what a gorgeous cat! I love your photos and the yarn is good too!

Nora said...

Beautiful yarn - I love how it's knitting up. (Dalton is gorgeous!)

Knatty Knitter said...

Hi AJ,

I received the yarn yesterday, and want to say thank you so much. the cathay is GORGEOUS, I am so excited I started knitting it immediately. I have swatched the other ball you sent me and don't think it would be right for the project I had in mind, but thank you for accomadating me. Is there anyway I can pay you back for sending me that ball? Also may I say that scout is just too cute, such a beautiful baby, no wonder yu would want her to stay little and cute forever :) lookafter yourself!