Or, Red Sox, Blue Sox

Indeed we have internet access from our hotel room here, though it took me longer to figure out than I’d like to admit. Other than the rainy icky day we had yesterday, we’ve been having a blast. I even got to do some yarn shopping. More on that later. First, the Sox. We have tickets to the Red Sox game tonight, and in honor of that event, I finished a pair of Blue Sox. Actually they are more purple and green, but what the heck.

Project Specs:

Yarn: Wollmeise superwash sock yarn, in Krauterbeet
Pattern: My own. 72 stitches, picot hem, flap heel and gusset
Needles: 2.00mm Pony Pearls
For: Me
Started: June 2007
Finished: September 2007
What I learned: Hmmm. I always say the same thing about socks. I still love a plain sock. There are all those lovely sock stitch patterns out there, and yet again, I’ve started another plain version for my next pair. I carry these everywhere in my bag, for those odd moments when I can knit just one or two rounds, so I like a simple pattern that I don’t have to think about. I absolutely love this yarn. It has a nice smooth finish and the colors are fabulous.

Now, about that shopping. Laurie, aka Etherknitter, arranged for a few friends to get together to take me on a knitting tour on Saturday after we got here. Julia, Claudia, and Manise (no blog) met us at Windsor Button for the first leg of the tour. We then went to Woolcott over in Cambridge, then out to Lexington to Wild & Woolly. Kathy, Martha, Lucia, and Ruth met us along the way. We had lunch and a lot of laughs during the afternoon. To me, this is the best part about blogging. There are a lot of reasons why I still do the blog, but getting to meet some very wonderful people along the way is a real treat. Thanks, ladies! Here are some photos:

The classic “we’re blogging each other” photo:

Yes, Ruth has a baby in there. Or had, as I think she’s gone into labor since our little foray.

And what all did I bring home? Here’s the evidence:

We’re off to enjoy the sunshine. Next time, new project!


Boston… — 37 Comments

  1. Looks like a fabulous time!!
    You know I was at TLE yesterday right at the sneak up…all the Wollmeise was available and I didn’t take the plunge. I dunno, I just don’t like striping yarn and the fact that it’s so twisty put me off! I’d much rather have something delicious like Smooshy!
    BTW, I sent you an email about some sock yarn and never heard back, I bet it’s in your spam folder…I’ll send it again, so look for it OK?

  2. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who likes plain socks. I see so many pictures of socks knitted in self patterning yarn & the knitter will say, “Here are my Monkeys” but damned if I can see the stitch patterns – the yarn patterning overwhelms the stitch patterns & makes them virtually invisible. I like my socks to be plain mindless knitting. One of my daughters is a BU alum & I loved visiting when she was there. I’s been years – SO & I have been thinking it’s time for another visit.

  3. what a fabulous photo of you (the last one). Laurie had told me you all were getting together – looks like you had a blast.
    dontcha meet the nicest people blogging??? (yup!)

  4. I think the socks are wonderfully useful, both in progress and on the hoof. It was a wonderful yarn tour, and one of the absolute best things about blogging!
    Hope you enjoyed the game. The Yawkey faithful can be a touch boisterous.

  5. Hey, I was in Boston the same time you were. Just funny. I was behind in reading all of my regular blogs because I was in Boston with my husband – and to read that you were there as well… just funny.
    Looks like a great time!

  6. Hey, nice to read your blog again. Boston sounds nice. Lorette, I want to knit some wash clothes for Christmas presents… Should I just google that? I have one (that a friend did for me a long time ago) that I wish I could let you look at to see how she did it…. Maybe I could email you a photo. Anyway, what do you think? E