Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sock Yarn and Books

While I was downstate, guess what I did? I bought sock yarn! Yeah! It was my Mother's Day present. I could've bought more but I decided to split my budget between books and sock yarn. Look what else I got. . .Now, I know some of you may think he is a scumbag or whatever, what with the whole "I lied in both of my books" thing he has going on, but to me, those books were riveting, whether they were fiction or non-fiction. And People Magazine gave this one good reviews, it's written in the same style as his others and I wanted to read it! They don't sell it at the Wal-Mart up here (how sad is it that I'm forced to book shop at Wal-Mart?) so I grabbed it whilst at Target (in my head I pronounce it Tar-jay because I studied French for 8 years and all) along with the new book by Chris Bohjalian. LOVE him. Oh, I did find a good book at the Wal-Mart though, by Elissa Walls, an ex-FLDS member. I'm fascinated by those people. Have you read Escape by Carolyn Jessop? If not pick it up. An easy read, so interesting. But this is supposed to be about knitting.

I joined a group on Rav called "Summer of Socks". I love knitting socks, and I love getting ideas for socks from Ravelry, so I thought this would rock! Until I saw a post somewhere about someone having like enough sock yarn in her stash for 70 pairs!!!!! I have maybe enough for 10 in the stash, and that's counting the crap yarn that I keep pushing to the bottom of the bucket. Oh well, I just won't be competitive. It doesn't matter how many pairs I make right? But I did get some pretty sock yarn from Have You Any Wool in Berkley, MI
Alpaca Sox . . .

Plymouth Yarns Rockin' Sox (inexpensive, but still wool and bamboo and pretty colorway, I think)
and last and least expensive but also a pretty colorway
It's acrylic. I'm knitting some Zombie Socks from it right now. It's a little splitty but very soft and stretchy which is something I like in socks because my feet are now old and fat. Stretch is good. I should have some pictures of the Zombie Socks soon because tonight I must go to the gymnastics show as well as the softball game. Prime knitting time.


Knit and fall back in it said...

I kinda like the Berocco Comfort Sox. I have that same colorway in my basket as a matter of fact.

I only have enough yarn in my stash to make 5 or 6 pair. I guess I am just not as dedicated to my craft as some, huh?

Twinsanity/Spinsanity said...

James Frey? Seriously? Never mind the whole truth or lie thing...you think his "style" is riveting?


**scratching head**

tracyb said...
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Holly Bee said...

Look at you and your super awesome book and sock yarn review!

I'm tempted to go out and get all the same fiber and all the same books just on your recommendation! You may have a book club/knit a long in the works here my friend!!!

Twinsanity/Spinsanity said...

Oh, oh, oh I completely missed the new Chris Bohjalian book! Shoot, I was just at B&N last night too. Thanks for the heads up! How 'bout we just forget about the whole James Frey thing? ;-)

tracyb said...

Forgotten, sister!