Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crafty gifts!

For Christmas I received a skein of lovely sock yarn from my friend at The Cable Girl. It is Dream in Color Smooshy in a shade of purple called Pansy Golightly. How cute is that? I love the Smooshy yarn – it is touchable and squeezable and comes in an array of beautiful colors.

As wonderful as it feels on my feet, my other socks made from this yarn have had to be darned a few times. While it may be worth it for such luxurious feeling socks, it's important to remember that one is not limited to making socks out of one’s sock yarn.

Which brings me to the other part of my gift: a copy of Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. This book contains many, many patterns for a variety of items all made with one skein of sock yarn. Hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, mittens, baby sweaters, bags, shawls, ornaments, a lampshade (!), and yes, even socks. It’s gorgeous and I’ve already found a number of projects I want to start right this minute. I can’t wait to pick out a project to make with my new purple yarn!

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