Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Back to the beach

I finally got the Pebble Beach socks done. These will be sent to my daughter in Seattle, where the weather is colder than it has been in years. Did I pick the right year to move to SoCal, or what! Actually, I finished them last Saturday at the WeHo SNB.

Then promptly cast on another pair of socks.This yarn has been in my stash for a few years. It is Froehlich Wolle from Switzerland. I especially like that it comes with its own toe and heel reinforcement, all wrapped up on a card and color coordinated. However, it does make the gauge a bit different and that part of the knitting a bit stiffer, but they will most certainly be warm! The color 1271 is a combination of blue, green and a touch of purple. All my favorites.

I so enjoy the ladies at the SNB at Farmer's Market! The are all so much fun and very helpful. Since I am new around these parts, I have to ask about good yarn shops, fabric stores, etc. You know, the essentials of life. Ellen, who is an L.A. native, is my first source for all things fiber. (of course, that could also mean a good ethnic restaurant, but let's not go there right now...) Last week she steered me to the Black Sheep Knittery in Hollywood. If you are in the L.A. area or just visiting there, GO! GO! GO! see Kristal at her shop. As I have sworn off all yarn purchases until October (except sock yarn...that doesn't count), I had to be prudent. I did get a ball of sock yarn, LANA GROSSA Meilen-whatever. It is the type that simulates Fair Isle, which is as close as I am ever going to get to knitting Fair Isle socks.


At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Molly,
I checked my stash the other day..and it turn's out I DO have that STR color way. lol. And here I was coveting yours!
So how is So-Cal? Seen any movie stars yet? Or blog-stars (like CAP?) =)

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Molly said...

Yep, I ran into Laurie at the SNB in WeHo this month. A very nice young lady with an infectious smile. Check out "L.A. Is My Beat", too. Ellen is such a wonderful woman. Everyone I have met here (knitters, I mean!) is so nice!

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hey Molly! Thanks for all the compliments! You'll make my head big, Hon!
Yeah...isn't Black Sheep Knittery a lovely store? Of course, it isn't the least expensive, but they have a marvelous selection of unusual yarns.

BTW, the socks look faboo!


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