Monday, February 1, 2010

Souvenir Yarn

Do you buy souvenir yarn? We went to Cape May this September and I just had to check out the LYS there. So my SIL Mimi and I spent a good amount of time looking around while the men patiently waited. I can't leave a yarn store without a souvenir so I bought a skein of Ty-Dy Sock yarn in a really fun color. (Mimi bought an issue of Interweave Crochet.) And when I was finally ready for Vilai, I thought it would be just right.





I think this picture is the most accurate for color. Vilai, like most of the patterns in this book is just challenging enough that you have to pay attention but not so hard that I wanted to quit. I never did memorize it, though.





But the best part of all is that Mr. Truck finally took a picture that I can use. We just won't talk about all the ones I deleted.






And inspired by Lynn, who is so generous with her charity knitting, I've knit a pair of teeny tiny socks for charity from some leftover Opal.



9 comments:

Not ready for handspun said...

Those colors are so bright and sunny - what a nice thing to see on a cold grey winter day. And thanks for knitting the toddler socks. Every child should have a warm pair of socks or two!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

If I ever went anywhere I would totally buy souvenir yarn! And if I every came across that yarn anywherw I would buy it - it's gorgeous!

photoknitdog said...

Love your Vilai! And it looks awesome in that Ty-Dy! I've never actually bought souvenir yarn, but I can totally see myself doing it if the chance ever came up. :)

Monique said...

Digging the socks! A a bit jealous b/c your souvenir yarn purchase was better thought out than mine. Around Thanksgiving, I was at my sister's and hit 7 knitting shops in NY, CT, and MA. I bought yarn from each, without a project in mind I really didn't buy enough to complete anything. Pretty dumb, I know. I just wasn't thinking. I was so giddy and overwhelmed at being in new yarn shops that oxygen must have been cut off from my head.

Kathy said...

Souvenir yarn makes waaaay more sense than say, a snow globe collection. Whose going to argue with those gorgeous Vilai's?
But I'm just preaching to the choir, I know ;)

Stacie said...

great socks! both pairs. And of course I buy souvenir skeins . . . some of my favorite projects have come from that "must-have" skein in the orphan bin in a yarn shop somewhere.

Knit n Sew Studio by Debbie said...

I buy souvenir yarn every chance I get. My projects are full of wonderful memories. I've been to the Capy May shop and think it's great! Love the socks. Congratulations on such a great pair.

One pair of Hands said...

Those colours are beautiful. I must say I am in awe of you girls who knit socks with such complicated patterns. To some of us mere mortals just getting through a sock is an achievement.

AlisonH said...

Gorgeous gorgeous socks, both yarn and pattern--and such a cheerful colorway at that!