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In honor of receiving my new camera cord (I still can’t find my old one…) I am pleased to show off a few of my sock club kits that have arrived safely in Oregon.

First up is the August shipment for the Art Walk Sock Yarn Club (picture to the left). The color is Toreador, inspired by Salvador Dali’s painting The Hallucinogenic Toreador. The yarn is a merino/bamboo/nylon blend and feels light and soft. The colors are muted and unique.

Next I received my July Pick Up Sticks kit (picture to the right) and it’s a great one. The yarn is Sheldridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra 100% Wool and it is in an intense color aptly called Green Apple. It has a lovely spin to it and it is so soft. The pattern that came with it is called Grow and it looks like a challenging one. I have a feeling I’ll be turning to this kit in the midst of dismal winter for a much needed shot of color.

Finally, the Fall kit from the Loopy Ewe! Wow! Another winner! This season’s kit includes an exclusive Claudia Hand Painted Yarn in intense autumnal colors as well as another fantastic Lisa Parker Wildhorse Farm Designs sock pattern, Pheasant Run. Yet again Sheri also added in a few extra treats including a great little sock club notions bag, some stitchmarkers from Good To Be Girl (a pumpkin and an autumn donut), a packet of cider, some peppermints, and a little book with sock tips.

So, tonight is the big Cat Bhordi book signing in Portland. I had planned on going, but now I don’t think I will. I’m just worn out from the move and I don’t really know any one. I’m sure it will be fun though…Who knows. Maybe I’ll change my mind. Or maybe I’ll order a pizza, watch a couple movies, and knit all night. 🙂

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I was hoping to show you some finished socks today, but I’m an inch of ribbing and one heel away. These socks have been on the needles forever. Forever. Even though I’ve been working on these for a while now, I’m enjoying the Lorna’s Laces as usual. The color intensity is so fun and the yarn has such a great feel. The pattern is a good one where you kind of have to pay attention, but not too much.

I think it’s funny how the first sock striped, but the second sock pooled and now has wider stripes. That’s the wonder of hand dyed yarn – same pattern, same needles, same knitter, totally different socks. 🙂 (Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Desert Flower; Pattern: Spindle from More Sensational Knitted Socks)

Even though I already have another pair of socks on the needles, I’m anticipating casting on for my Summerfield Socks soon. The yarn and pattern are from the first Loopy Ewe Sock Club mailing and they are just perfect for summer socks.

Normally I never have more than one pair of socks going at one time, but lately I’ve been breaking that trend and knitting on at least two pairs. I do love sock knitting in the summer!(Yarn: All Things Heather Bamboo in Skinny Dipping; Pattern: Summerfield Socks from Wildhorse Farm Designs)

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Yea! The first Loopy Ewe Seasonal Sock Club kit came yesterday! It’s awesome! The kit came with a Loopy Ewe Sock Club bag, a new pattern from Wildhorse Farm Designs (I love her patterns), All Things Heather Sock Yarn in Skinny Dipping (the yarn is a wool/bamboo/nylon blend – neat), a little sheep soap, a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid, and some chocolate kisses. Wow! Great kit!

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