The pattern that came along with it looks wonderfully entertaining, and it has beads to be knitted into the cuff - I've not worked with beads before so that will be fun to figure out. I also received my shipment from Yarn Love that I ordered from her etsy shop, where she sells some overstock or discontinued yarns.
The first is the Marigold colourway, which for some reason I just couldn't resist even though oranges and yellows are not usually colours that I like. The second is Tranquil Waters, then two skeins of Forget Me Not, and finally Stormlit Poppy. The last is on the Marianne Dashwood base, which is just a little finer than the Diana yarn, or so it seems to me.
Last week I recieved my first sock club yarn from SweetGeorgia as well, which is a 50/50 silk/merino blend, and it's just lovely :) I'm trying to find a lacy scarf or shawl pattern to make with it, but I'm not finding one that's really speaking to me. So I may be wandering my way through my various stitch pattern books looking for something exciting. I have quite a few of those, though there are still a whole lotmore on my amazon wish list :)
As you can see I have lots ahead of me to knit up :D I'm thinking it will be lots of fun.
On the needles I have the January sock club socks from Yummy Yarn Studio, which I mentioned in the previous post, but this time I have a picture.
Finally getting a sense of the pattern, though I'm still putting in lifelines for each repeat of the pattern just in case. Those ones are my home socks to work on, where I can pay more attention to them and if the yarn falls on the floor, that's okay, it won't wind up in a puddle. I had to take the yarn out of its protective bag to do the yarn-from-each-end thing and be able to untangle it, because no matter how careful I am it manages to get wound around itself.
The sock I take with me to work on is this one:
As you can see, the first one is already finished, aka 'A' sock, and 'B' sock is just starting up the leg. I was in a workshop yesterday at work and managed to get the heel turned while there. Thanked the safety inspector when the class was done and showed her what I'd been working on :D I'm sure it's not new to lots of people, but I made a slip stitch heel based on a pattern I'd looked at for trying to do the gusset and heel flap, and I was quite pleased with myself when I managed to make it work :)
Anyway, time to walk my little girl and get ready for work. I haven't managed to win the lotto yet, so unfortunately I still have to go to work.
I'll post pics of the finished baby blanket in my next blog, see you then.