Monday, March 30, 2009

Personal Sock Club - package #3!

I put in a big effort on the weekend and finished my Hederas (Hederae?) - the thought of a new package from the club really helped motivate me, I have to say. Am so loving my sock club!!
I told husby I'd finished and now it was time for another brown bag and he asked if he could pick it - but of course!
He put a lot of thought into it...
And selected this one, which he also wanted to open - because the yarn means so much to him, heh!
I was really happy - I'd actually forgotten I put this yarn (STR Lightweight in Beryl) in the club (see, perfect, it's working, this sock club thing!). I had a couple of pattern ideas, both cabled socks.
The green one (which is made in this very same yarn) is Tilting Cables by Chrissy Gardiner, published in IK Winter 2007. The blue one is Buried Treasure by Sivia Harding, published in Yarn Issue 8 (and also self-published by the designer). I checked them both out on Rav, and a few of the people who tried Tilting Cables found it too tight and frogged it. Since the Buried Treasure sock comes in two sizes, I thought it might be a better bet (although I'm not using the beads).
Cast on this afternoon (squeeeeeeeee!) - love how it's knitting up so far...but you'll have to wait for pics until another day (sorry!)

15 comments:

Bells said...

oh husby chose very well - not on purpose obviously. I love the thoughtful pose of that shot. He knows, clearly, it's a weighty issue, choosing the next sock yarn.

I reckon they'll be gorgeous. I hope you get heaps done in WW!

Sarah said...

Ooh lovely yarn and that looks a great pattern choice. Am loving your sock club too - very nice idea.

LynS said...

Great progress on the sock club - I'm watching and counting! This is a lovely pattern - I look forward to seeing it in real life.

J. said...

I love this idea! I may just try it out myself. And now you've got me wanting those Chrissy Gardiner socks for myself!

Lin said...

Now that is a lovely pattern, its great your sock club!

Donna Lee said...

I almost forgot that it was time to pick another bag! I am enjoying it, too. It's almost as exciting as getting new yarn in the mail. (and it hasn't cost me anything!)

jp said...

Very nice work. I love the colour - can't wait to see the cables.

sue said...

What a fantastic choice your hubster made. I adore the color and both of those patterns look great. I cant wait to see your finished socks now!!

MadMad said...

I LOVE the blue ones! I think it'll be the perfect choice! But got totally distracted at the end by your bead comment... do you know/remember that the very first time I found/read your blog was about using beads (Odessa hat). So that made me nostalgic. It's been a great almost TWO (can you believe it?!) years!

2paw said...

The Buried Treasures look perfect, Beryl is to be treasured I think: I have some lovely green Beryl and it is my Aunt's name too.

Alwen said...

This is the second green-yarn blog post I'm reading in the last ten minutes!

Another beautiful one. It reminds me of malachite.

Carol said...

Nice choice!!!! Can't wait to see the final product. This has brought so much excitement to your knitting, I love it.

lilypily said...

I'm glad you went with the buried treasure pattern. It looks gorgeous and will be perfect in that green. I'm loving that green btw. :)

Ann said...

Great choice of pattern & it's on my list too.

Lynne said...

Ooo! Buried Treasure! I own that magazine so I may have to knit some Tresure of my own in the near future!

BTW, I linked to this post on my blog while sharing textured patterns with participants in WoTK. Are you going to join us while you knit these? Pleeeeeease? The more participants the more fun [and the more work for me at the end of each month!!]