Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Opal Hundertwasser 650 Socks; Stash Enhancement; First Contest Prize; Other Things

Opal Hundertwasser 650 Socks

Here are my miracle socks, knitted in just five days! Perhaps I just loved the Opal Hundertwasser 650 so much. Perhaps I'm knitting faster. Or, perhaps, as my boyfriend says, "Maybe it's because you're not doing anything else but knitting."

These socks were made over 60 stitches on size 1 Addis, with a traditional heelflap and decreased, kitchenered toe. The cuff is my favorite 2x2 2" rib. I think self-striping yarns look best with a heelflap, and I think they also look best when they don't match. Apparently, Hundertwasser never matched his socks, so I really didn't want these socks to match.

Stash Enhancement

I had to go back to NYC for a few days, while there, the mailman left me a little package. Inside, there were six balls of sock yarn. What you're seeing are Trekking Pro Natura 1602, Opal Rainforest II Tiger, Snake, and Caterpillar, Regia in black, and Opal Hundertwasser 894. (These yarns were purchased before my yarn diet.)

First Contest Prize

Mom J and her sister Aunt P are assembling prizes for the blanket drive contest. In the meantime, I'd like to offer the first prize for the contest.

If you submit for the contest during the month of January, you'll be entered in a drawing to win Knitting for Peace: Making the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time.

Submissions must be postmarked by January 31.

For contest details, click here.

Other Things

I'm back in Texas, but I can't wait to get back to New York. Mom J got me lots of Christmas knitting goodies, and I'm anxious to get back to them. I have pictures to post soon of all the wonderful things that she got me. She really spoiled me: I got Lorna's Laces and Claudia's Handpainted and many, many other things.

I also finished a pair of socks using the Regia Bamboo that my Hot Socks swap pal Lee gave me. I'll also post pictures of those soon.

I'm enjoying Texas and its red sunsets, mesquite trees, rolling purple-green hills, and cacti. It makes me think there ought to be a sock yarn called Texas. Perhaps I'll dye one.


schrodinger said...

God I love it when the postman leaves me packages like that!

Coley said...

Those socks a fricken awesome!!!!!
Lucky you, I called my grandma on xmas.They all sounded so happy. Is it still raining down there?I wish I had the money to go down for the holiday. The last time I was in TX for xmas was when I was like 14. Maybe next year....

What a great stash addition!!
Oh yeah. I moved my knitting blog to blogger.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ok, you finished those in 5 days? So impressive!! They are beuts!

I am on a yarn diet as well, my stash is hideous.

Happy New Year!!

Sarah said...

Socks in 5 day? Hooray!
You've inspired me to get back to my socks that have taken, oh, about three months to finish.

K. said...

I love unmatched striped socks. It always best to stash up before declaring a yarn diet. That pile of yarn looks absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to see your Christmas goodies from Mom J. I might need her to adopt me.