Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Blue Moon Fibers and Accessories

This was the set up for Sunday Night. The "Wizzard of Oz" is on the television tonight. I am working on a pair of socks. The yarn is "Blue Moon Fiber Art, Socks That Rock" medium weight, in the color of "Ruby Slippers". Who knew this would be a theme based project? OK, so the witch wore ruby slippers so the movies was a no brainer to watch while starting these socks. I love the "Blue Moon" beer, wonderful with a slice of orange in it. Then I found the "Moon Mountain" wine. It comes in merlot and cabernet, but I wanted something cold with ice and chose the cabernet sauvignon, it was perfect. The pattern that I am using is from the book "Socks, Socks, Socks" and is the "Ribble Socks" pattern, not to be confused with the "Ripple Socks" pattern in the same book. This is a reversible cable pattern and when folded over will look the same, on both sides. I think this sort of reminds me of the tornado that swallowed up Dorothy and plunked her house down on the poor Witch.

Here is a photo of "Socks That Rock". On the left is "X-mas Rock" in the light weight. This is destined to be a pair of "Wiggle Socks". You can download a free "Wiggle Socks" pattern on Jeanne Townsends yahoo group called Townsends Socks Knit Along. The skein on the right is the "Ruby Slippers" that I am using above. I had also order "Rocktober" but did not photgraph it yet.

Tonight is Knitting Circle. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month we get together at the local coffee shop, "Cocoon Coffee Shop". We are a mix of beginner to expert knitters, also have two, 10 year old boys in the group. Mary, the shop owner, has her Mother come in on Tuesdays so she can knit with us. We knit from 5-7 PM. Which also means we all eat dinner there. Mary does not eat meat so all offerings are meat free. There are an array of great soups, muffins, sandwiches, and salads. The real treat are the pies and cakes. Always fresh. Always huge slices.


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