Friday, September 4, 2015

On The Needles - Sept. 4, 2015

I am still working on my Rose City Roller little footie socks.  I went camping a few days last week and hoped to finish the whole pair, but there were too many other fun things to keep me busy.  I did finish one and started the 2nd.

Rose City Roller pattern - free on Ravelry
We went camping at Montauk State Park in southern Missouri.  It is a beautiful park and the Current River runs right through it and is known especially for trout fishing.  Close by we found a shop called "Rootin Tootin Alpaca Yarns which sells alpaca and many other yarns plus fabric!  Well you know I had to take time out from fishing and check it out.  I resisted buying fabric, but did buy a couple skeins of yarn. Unfortunately they were very low on the alpaca hand dyed and the colors available were dark and drab, so I didn't get any of those.  I bought a variegated Serenity which is superwash merino wool and bamboo in a color called "Purple Spice"  It looks more reddish than purple to me, but since there was purple in the name, I had to buy it. lol  She had lots of patterns, fabrics and notions.

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9 comments:

  1. I like that sock, thanks for including the pattern name. What a great sounding store yarn and fabric!!
    have a great weekend

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  2. Your sock looks great. I hate it when fun things get in the way of knitting. :) My sister in law gave me some alpaca yarn recently and I haven't decided what to make with it yet. It's fun to think about future projects. Have a good weekend!

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  3. Cute sock and fun-sounding trip!

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  4. Two fun activities...camping and yarn shopping...rolled into one adventure! I like the footie. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  5. Thanks for the tip in the footie pattern....... Great way to use some of the leftover yarn from making socks.........

    Glad you had such fun...... We have always loved camping.......

    I plan to try the basic yarn pattern again but will go up to a size nine needle......... I am going to order the Kollage circular needle first because I want to use the square ones....

    Might just make the footies first.........

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  6. Sounds like you are making progress. My Guy and I visited Montauk years ago. I remember it being such a quiet place with beautiful scenery. I don't remember there being much close to the park, but like I said it's been years.

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  7. Beautiful, I love the colours. :)

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  8. Oh, take me camping with you! I love to camp. Your sock is so great. One day I am going to try to crochet some.

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  9. These looks like they will be so comfy - the yarn is beautiful! Isn't it a downer when you go someplace new and they don't live up to expectation? Of course, your pocket book is probably glad they didn't have much in your colors LOL!!!!

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