Our main mission......SOCK YARN
Our first stop was Knitty City. I decided to drive, and it took us forever to get there because the police blocked off traffic going across town, due to a parade. Ugh.
So, when we finally got there I was so relieved. I felt a sense of calm, being surrounded by all of the glorious yarn.
There was a 40% off bin, and I saw this color that stood out to me.
It's merino wool goodness, and I love the color.
I initially went looking for MadelineTosh's Tosh Sock Yarn in Holi Festival. However, that yarn flies off the shelf like nobody's business. One of the lovely staff members found me a suitable replacement.
Our next journey lead us to the new pop-up shop Gauge & Tension. I got there 5 minutes before closing because of stupid traffic on the BQE. However, the owners were very gracious to have us there an made us feel very welcomed.
The best part was, I got to meet Kristin of the Yarngasm podcast (Voolenvine on Ravelry). I have been a podcast junkie lately, and her podcast is one of my favorites. I feel like I know so much about her, and it was great to actually meet her in person. She is super sweet.
The first color that I picked up is Reflektor.
The next color is something I drooled over when I first saw it on Instagram. The Wool & Wine Collection's "Malbec".
So, now that you have seen my yarn goodies.....a proper sock update is due.
I made some progress on Révolté.
I tried it on and felt a little funny about it.
I feel like it's too big. It's laying on my feet instead of stretching over my feet.
So, I decided to start the other half of the skein with the size 1 (2.25mm) needle.
While I was knitting with the Knitter' Pride needles, a piece of one of the needles chipped off.
Aside from my sock knitting, I have been stuck on sleeve island with my Rhinebeck sweater. I try to knit a few rows every chance I get. I have finished all of the decreases on one sleeve, and I'm a few inches shy of starting the cuff. I'm just hoping I can cast on the other sleeve in the proper size tomorrow. I am trying to give myself time to complete the button band as well. Rhinebeck is less than a week away.
Happy Knitting everyone.