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March 03, 2007

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Suzanne

I love that Tilli Tomas yarn!!! It is really beautiful!

TheSteph

Almost done with Flair. :) I think.

Kate

LOVE the color of that yarn! I love to have beautiful hanks of yarn just sitting around...they're works of art in themselves! I just bought a funky multiple plant stand on Etsy, but I'm going to wind some hanks into center-pull balls and prop them up on the various plant holders. Can't wait 'til it arrives!

becky

Praise the Lord and Pass the potato salad!

I've purchased several sock books because I love socks for those same reasons-and because I don't block them-and because I feel like a "real" knitter using dpn's (and that abbreviation)

I see those holes in them and think I must have to be really good to do those-considering your (and HWWV's) fine points, it occurs to me- those in Eastern Europe (and all over the world) who knitted out of necessity didn't knit any "holey" socks.

becky

Praise the Lord and Pass the potato salad!

I've purchased several sock books because I love socks for those same reasons-and because I don't block them-and because I feel like a "real" knitter using dpn's (and that abbreviation)

I see those holes in them and think I must have to be really good to do those-considering your (and HWWV's) fine points, it occurs to me- those in Eastern Europe (and all over the world) who knitted out of necessity didn't knit any "holey" socks.

Gretchen

That yarn is drop-dead gorgeous! I am green with envy! I've never encountered anyone else with a Grandma Iva- my husband's grandma was Ivalee, which is our daughter's middle name as well. There's just something about it's old-fashioned sound that makes it sound so sweet.

Lynae

I honestly don't like holes in pretty much anything knitted, especially socks. Around here, with the wind chill, that is just crazy!

DebbieKnitter

ahhhh perfect topic change...and honestly, I have NEVER understood the whole hole thingy in socks *grin* LOL I made a funny.....seriously, I just don't like it, I do like it though when there is a pattern, it kinda rocks. Although, it kinda ruffles my feathers if the "pattern" is thrown off by needle count, if that makes sense. Anyways, GORGEOUS yarn, is that beads?

gina L

Wendy, Don't worry about being politically correct it's your blog. Shawl pin lovers and hole-y sock fanatics will still love you. Hey, Grandma Iva liked to sniff mothballs now that's a woman who was willing to take a risk!

Rachel J

Oh, that yarn is so beautiful! I have been eyeing that yarn for a while. I just wanted to say that I would love a shawl that's one big rectangle! I've been saying to myself for some time that I'd love a shawl if only I could find a nice rectangle pattern. I'm still hunting. If you made one, I'd be first in line for it!

Mary

On "shawls?" I've never had the need, and the only ones I've ever wanted weren't knit. Woven, off my cousin's loom, from Mexico; they're called rebosos. I have a plain (black/dark purple cotton) one for "daily" use, a "fancy" (dark cotton/green silk) one for dress ups, and a lovely plain wool one in grey, because my aunts heard I'd moved to where it snows.

They're all quite useful and, except for the silk one, I can easily nap under them. Just a big ole' rectangle, with lovely knotwork at the ends, which small children can hang onto with no risk of snagging :).

Socks + holes = chilly...I learned my lesson the hard way :(.

Kathy

Ok, you mean holes besides the ones in which you put your feets! ;)

And sometimes, like the mothball story, you share really off the walls! But you know that's part of why we love you so!

Julie

Mmm -- I got some Tilli Tomas yarn to make a sleeveless Sahara, and when it arrived, I showed my 14-year old son. "Feel this stuff! Feel how soft it is!" He tried to take a bite of it! (Seriously, this is a very intelligent, but very silly boy.)

Hollyeqq

Ok, the shawl post really cracked me up!! I love them but I totally agree.
I also don't like holey socks. I have long legs too so I don't want ankle biter socks either- that would be the whole purpose of knitting them - to have socks that reach my knees instead of drifting down around my ankles.
But alas, I haven't knitted a pair of sock so I may get tired half way and end up with ankle biters. :)
Love love love the yarn - i would reach out and snatch it if it were possible.
Don't be shy with your words- that is the beauty of blogs - don't like it? Bite me!
Tell us more!
Holly

LaurieM

Oh man. You got me there too. I knit lace socks. Even my husband is getting a pair. We live in Canada, so we know cold. You just don't feel the wind through them. Honest. The boots kinda prevent that.

Carol

I have been on the "shawl fence" for some time, in awe of the incredible workmanship by these ladies but completely unsure about how to incorporate one into what I like to call my "modern wardrobe."
It does seem an anachronistic fashion accessory.
That said, I like wraps. The style, the drama, how chic!
However, thus far Clapotis is not speaking to me! What to do? Is all lost?
Please divulge some shawl/wrap patterns you desire. You mentioned Cornelia Tuttle's, which I will immediately google. I like your confident, colorful style so I'd be interested to see your faves.
thanks ever so,
carol in NY

Tammy

My, you are a brave girl! lol

I actually think the lacey/holey socks are cute. I've never knit a pair, and not sure what I'd where them with if I did. But still cute... in the pictures.

Lizbon

Oh man, I hear you about the socks with built-in holes. So pointless. It's like having a bikini that you can't wear into the water. Or pre-ripped jeans.

It just rubs my practical side the wrong way. Plus, I hate the feeling of my toes peeking semi-out of holey socks and can't imagine how those lacey ones would be at all comfortable.

No offense to pro-lace folks - just not my cup of tea. In fact, I had to force myself to entertain the notion that an intentionally dropped stitch could look like anything other than a giant mistake. I did, in the end, like resulting patterns of dropped stitchedness created in Clapotis and Bob + Weave, but it still went against the grain to knit them that way.

michael

I agree about the socks. I knit socks to wrap my feet in yarn.

(and as I post this, Meatloaf and Crash Test Dummies are in your sidebar, and those are both groups that my parents played a lot while I was little)

wendy

Thanks, Michael, for allowing me to feel OLD.

Sara

If you can't tell the truth about how you feel about yarn-overs in socks on your knit blog then what can you talk about?

Of course I adore lacy socks and find them Not A Big Issue in the Chill of Southern California. And I hate sandals and wear wool anklets in the summer thinking they'll be "cooler". So I might be crazy.

Patience

I made the Purl Lace socks in the XRX book, but didn't like wearing them because I felt a draft with the holes. They just weren't warm. Glad to know I'm not the only one.

I'll stick to my basic 56 stockinette stitch, work it even half-asleep on the subway, socks. I got two pair done for Afghans for Afghans in February since my sock drawer is overfull. Need to find the next victim (donation site).

Elysbeth

Agree to the sock thing. They may be lovely to look at but I wear handmade socks because there's 21 inches of snow on the ground. Of course, I don't *do* my hair because of hat hair either, so I may not be the fashion maven ;)

I do enjoy cabled socks though, warm, with just a little interest to the knitting.

anna

I have to admit I love the lacy socks. My mum has a story she likes to tell, about my first day at school. That afternoon, she found me sitting on the stairs, snipping away at my socks with a pair of scissors. Apparently I wanted lacy socks like all the other girls, so I set about making a pair.

Susan

I love knitting socks. I can honestly say that lace patterns don't make any difference to me as far as warmth. Here's why. My house isn't an icebox so wearing lace socks indoors is no big deal. I like to wear shoes or clogs when I'm outdoors and I favor pants when I'm wearing handknit socks. Again, my pants are long and my shoes keep my feet off the cold cement of NYC sidewalks. I have never had a moment where I've thought that I'd be warmer if only I weren't wearing socks with a lace pattern. Seriously, lace patterns are just fun to do on something small like socks. St st socks are fun. Cable patterns on socks are fun. It's all good.

The green TT yarn is beautiful and should sit proudly as a table centerpiece. Gorgeous.

Thanks to the wiseguy who said his parents listened to Meatloaf. You'll never know how much fun we had listening to his music and going to The Rocky Horror Picture Show again and again and again.

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