Saturday, November 10, 2007

where's the silk?

some folks have asked about Panda Silk - and not being able to find it...
the answer is SOON.

this is a special new yarn officially to be released in Jan '08.
however!! TA DA.... the yarn is about to be delivered to various yarn stores, within the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

blessings, :L

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Panda Silk Ribbons

I just finished this sock a couple of days ago. So that means i still need to finish the details on writing up the pattern.

the part i enjoyed the most was the ribbon stripes - turned out well, don't you think?

what is very exciting is that i am now unequivocally convinced that there is a lot lot of yarn in the panda silk skeins! i have now repeatedly made 7-8 in legs [above the heel] and then my 9.25 in foot, and still have leftovers.
ooh.. panda silk leftovers. droolworthy!!

so my current knitting is working on those leftovers to make a surprise, and also on a new sock with the gorgeous tonal green panda silk. i sure wish i had more hands! the solid green wants to be cables and it keeps talking to me!!

blessings, :L, laura

Star Search - Wednesday this time!

I wanted to show you a gorgeous man's sock design by Laura fiberdreams, for the new Maizy (corn fiber) yarn. The innovative title is "diamonds in his shoes"!

Laura [hmmm why do i love that name? LOL) has graciously permitted CPY to post the pattern, but do remember copyright, and specifically that the pattern is for personal use only! It is Laura's design!

I do understand the fun & agony of designing for one's significant other. In my case, Al has this thing about TALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL socks, so he wants a sock that's about 13 in above the heel, and then of course the larger man's foot.
so i usually do socks for him with a sport/dk wt. Merino-5 is a perfect yarn, knits quickly and soooo soft and lovely, and he's a happy camper.

blessings, :L, laura
ps have pics of a just finished "Ribbons" sock design using the new Panda Silk.