October 29, 2006

If anybody asks, I'll be at the club...

Remember this quote from Frasier? Unlike DH, I never belonged to a posh Ivy League club so I found another way to hang out with the cool crowd: sock clubs. There are many out there, like Posh yarn and Spunky eclectic but the three sock clubs I currently belong to are:
- the Rocking Sock club from Blue Moon fiber arts
- the Sweet Sheep sock club
- the Petals collection from Sundara

As Socks that rock yarn is becoming easy to get through their website, I will probably not renew my membership for 2007. I like their lightweight the most (whereas the club alternates light and medium) and can specifically pick the colors that I like.

I do not just receive yarn, I actually knit from time to time. Here are some WIPs:
- socks for my mom: one down, one to go!

Fleece artist sock
Originally uploaded by miminh3.

I bought the yarn while in Nova Scotia, it's Fleece Artist in "Baadeck summer", the pattern is "Pair of socks" by Ann Budd on the Interweave website.

- Pooling colors scarf from Interweave Fall 2004.

The yarn is Schaefer Anne bought from the lovely Sheri at The Loopy Ewe.

- a simple K2P2 rib cowl made out of Handmaiden 2-ply cashmere.

Handmaiden 2-ply cashmere cowl
Originally uploaded by miminh3.

I'm making this long enough to either fold it in two (like a turtleneck) or to put it over my head and cover my ears. This yarn is just wonderful to work with -- if I had enough money, I would make a sweater out of it!


AR said...

Mmmm. Nice knitting pics!

s said...

yay, minky updated her blog :) the pictures are nice! your mom's sock looks shiny in the picture. hope the studying is going well.

gwtreece said...

I'm in Sundra and Socks that Rock club. Great pictures and great blog.

vi said...

i love the colors of that scarf sweetie

'auntie' vi

Kimberly said...

Pretty socks!

Your blog is off to a great start. Love the pictures!

Mango Kiwi said...

minky, you need to update your blog so i can see what pretty things you are doing these days!