This is a gold medal winning Ravelympic sock! "My Little Koigu Socks." My friends are laughing because these are the simplest, plainest socks you can knit. Size #1 DPNs (little double pointed needles) and charming Koigu yarn PPPM Painter's Palette Premium Merino. What's the fuss you might be asking? Well these d$%# socks took me over a year to knit, at least 5 pairs of socks and countless other projects in between. They are simple, they are boring and I couldn't stand to knit them, but now they are dearest to my heart socks because they won (a personal goal) in Works in Progress Dance event on Raverly and I'll even get a pin. Does it get any better? Debbie and Donna-Marie, stop laughing please.
Koigu! The best sock yarn going..
But the big news: Heart and Sole, our new sock group, did make it to the finish line and grabbed gold for having a successful and terrific first meeting. Debbie S., (BSKE) Best sock knitter ever.. and I have had fun getting this together. Free patterns, monthly sock tips, food, games, money prizes (just kidding- well who knows?) etc. Next meet up: March 10Th, Wed., Borders Cafe, Chapel Hill, Akron, OH. 6.00pm -8.30pm. The fun part is we aren't attached to any local yarn store...gives us some room to breathe.
PS We voted on the name. There were 10 of us and I think 9 names, but we picked Heart and Sole and Julie B. won a skein of Opal wool/cotton/nylon blend. She's happy.
Okay what are we looking at you're asking, right? From the 6Th annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Fest: this is a ton of gorgeous sock yarn, dyed by those masters at Brook Farm http://www.brookfarmyarn.com/ in Lancaster, TX. I bought some great yarn and a pattern from them while at the Fiber Festival in Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago.