Knitting, At Last!

Fruit Loop SocksWhen my Mom was staying with us while there house was being worked on, she commented on how I wasn’t knitting. Crazy – not like there is a shortage of yarn in my house! – but I just didn’t seem to have it in me. But I packed yarn and needles when we went to Germany, and while sitting at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, watching Mike enjoy his mass of beer, I cast on for my Fruit Loop Socks. I finished the first one on the train on the way to the airport to fly home, after working on it in Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, more in Munich, Wurzburg, Rothenberg, and Havert. I immediately cast on for number two while I was still on the train headed towards Amsterdam. I worked on it for most of the flight home, and off and on the rest of this week.

They will have an afterthought heel inserted once I finish the second sock and decide what colors to use for the heel. I’m using my US 000 needles, Magic Loop style. The yarn is Opal Feelings (wowowo Feeeeeeeeeeeeeelings), color #1701. It is made in Germany, but I purchased it in the US from the Knitting Zone. It is 64 stitches around. Plain Vanilla sock, since the yarn obviously needs no competition.

I should note that I purchased no yarn in Germany, even though I had the opportunity at least 2 times. I considered some sock yarn (the new Kaffe Regia yarn), but decided I could buy the same yarn in the US, and put it back down. The dollar is weak, the euro is strong, and my stash is really too big. Until I make more of a dent in it – and get the new lens I need before my fall wedding season begins – a yarn purchase didn’t make sense. Instead, I’ll have the memories knit into my Fruit Loop sock, and I’m perfectly happy with that.

By the way, I’m slowly adding my stuff over at Ravelry, the best thing for knitters & crocheters since sliced bread. Stash with photos coming soon, if I can face it. I created groups for both Twisted Yarns and PointySticks, so join them if you’re interested.

And I’m listening to all of you. See the lovely, shiny new “PointySticks” category? Yeah, I’ll cross post from my other blogs over here, and tag accordingly. I like having a main site, a home. And obviously, you guys agree. Thank you for all the lovely comments on the thought!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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