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Happy 4th of July!

It’s a typical Independence Day here in the Chicago area – muggy, possible rain, and muggy. At least I’m not at work!

I got my June Pure Knits Yarntini Sock Club kit and it’s another good one. Yea! The yarn is Mint Mojito and it’s a verigated colorway. The base yarn is a lovely 50% wool/50% tencel which has a terrific shine to it.

The pattern looks challenging and fun and there is even some mint mojito lip gloss.

The item in the kit that made me super excited this time around is the set of Pony Rosewood double point needles. I’ve been longing to try rosewood needles and I can’t wait to cast on with them.

Hooray for Yarntini!

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Speaking of Yarntini, I have finally revisited and reknit a sock from the past. My Pure Fall socks. I had started these last fall, I think, but was not happy with the toe-up. Well, since then I have discovered the Magic cast-on from Knitty.com and the peasant heel, so I decided it was time to get these socks going again.

I chose to knit a plain foot, but use the Mermaid pattern from Lucy Neatby’s Cool Socks, Warm Feet book (which I got in the last Yarntini sock club kit) for the leg. I really love the result though I should have gone up a needle size for the leg pattern as it is a bit tight to get over my heel. Oh well, it looks fabulous and feels great once I get it on so that’s what counts, right? 😉

No big plans for the holiday for me. Maybe I’ll finish up the neglected Summertime Tunic…Matt is working in the lab constantly, trying to finish up experiments and writing his dissertation. At this point it doesn’t look like he’ll be with me in the car when I leave for Oregon with the cats on the 30th. He’ll fly out a couple weeks later and my mom will join me for the drive. I’m trying to not be too bummed about it. Things will work out in the end.

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(Due to the holiday, knitting Group will be on Thursday evening instead of tonight. We meet at the new Starbucks in Wilmette (corner of Lake & Laramie, just to the west of I-94 on Lake Ave.). We start at around 6:30 and go until 8ish. Any yarn enthusiast is welcome!)

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After doing little else aside from knitting Thermal over the weekend I am thrilled to announce I’ve got two sleeves now! The next step is to knit the button band and pick up a bajillion (maybe a slight overestimate) stitches to knit the collar, then I’ll just have to sew on the sleeves and weave in the ends.

Friday I received my first Pure Knits Yarntini Sock Club Kit and from the moment I opened it I knew the best word to describe it is “Yowza!” Included in the kit is Yarntini Sock Yarn in Pure Breeze Stripe, a coordinating Misocrafty bag, Lucy Neatby’s Cool Socks, Warm Feet, some cute stitchmarkers, a sample of soak wash, and a little lip gloss! I absolutely love the color of the yarn and the bag is so cute. I’m so happy with this sock club and I am excited that there will be two more kits in my future. Yea!

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