Rainy Day Goodies!

Wow, it has finally rained here!  It really caught us by surprise yesterday at four-thirty-ish.  I was on my way to Yarnivore for knit night when I felt some sprinkles on my cheek.  By the time I got to the highway the rain was pounding on the roof of my truck!  Luckily the rain had slowed down near the store, so I didn’t get too wet.  Knit Night was fun, and productive since I got to finish all five of the decepticon squares last night.  Today it was raining when I woke up, so I decided to stay in and knit the day away.  I finished my ankle socks, and at about three I found out that some yarn had came in for me from Kate.  It was an awesome package of four 7 oz. balls of chunky yarn.  I knitted up a gauge swatch and realized that it will make a thick garment.  I think it will make something very nice, since the colorway is really nice. 

Here are the socks I made.  I used the Pom Pom Peds pattern from the Purl Bee website, and the yarn was a trekking yarn I got from a thrift store last summer.  I took pictures with different backgrounds to show how the different colors stand out.

Beige carpet makes the blue pop. 

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Peanut’s Alphabet carpet makes the black pop.

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The wood linoleum in my kitchen makes the orange pop.

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Here is what was left of the yarn after I finished the socks.  Not much for anything.

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Here is the yarn I got in the mail today.  As soon as I opened the box I ran for my camera. 

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 Here’s a nice close up of the yarn.May 2009 019

Knitted a gauge swatch with size US 10 needles, 17 sts and 19 rows.

This is a blurry picture, but it shows the color best, without the flash.May 2009 079

 This is what it looks like with the flash on the camera on.  Not as nice.

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