Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Spunky Super Sock yarn and Contest!
I forgot to mention that this stuff was new last week.
Pretty nice stuff too if I do say so. I have some and Pippi has some as well. It's 80% soft superwash wool with 20% nylon. I've knit a swatch with it and it's a joy to knit with and my guess is that it will wear like iron.
See what I'm working on now:
It's coming out all stripey. I had a feeling a few of the colorways would stripe. Not that it was intentional. Oh, I mean, yes, I meant for it to do that. It's not a thick stripe. It comes out much like the Lorna's laces sock stripes.
The other new thing is that I've stopped using vinegar. Cold turkey. Man I had the shakes, the shivers and the sweats. But you know what. The acid mordant works fabulous! No smell at all. But it does still sting like crazy if you get it in the eye. The dust will burn your nose hairs and if you taste it (I had to) you will still be wiping your tongue on the dog hours later just to get that feeling off of there.
You'd think I'd learn not to do these things. I can't help it though. Like I said in my quiz, I act like I'm 12. Speaking of the quiz. I think I made it too hard. So go take it, no one has gotten over 70%. I'll give out a prize if you do take it. Not just to the highest winner. Go take the quiz and I'll send a skein of sock yarn to someone. I'll use the fabulous number generator, and at random I'll pick one person to get a skein of the brand new sock yarn. I'll even let the winner pick your own color. You'll get a sneak peak of the new ones before they're listed Monday the 22nd.
The winner will be announced on Friday.
Go take the quiz.