Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Stash-Diving

I did a stash dive this past weekend, looking for some sock yarn that had a decent amount of purple in it. A purple-loving friend dropped a strong hint that she'd like some handmade socks for her upcoming 60th birthday. Since I usually grab onto any excuse to hit a LYS, I am feeling quite proud of myself.
I'm knitting up a skein of Regia that I bought a long time ago; the ball band is long gone. I"m knitting it up in my new favorite sock pattern, Blueberry Waffle.

I picked up Savage Girl because it got a good review from the New York Times and it's about a topic that just fascinates me: feral children, the kind allegedly raised by wolves (or some other animal). It is very, very slow to start. I'm on page 80 and the plot is just beginning to take off.

I'll be joining Ginny today for Yarn Along.

21 comments:

  1. Blueberry waffle makes almost every socks yarn work! Your friend is going to LOVE her new socks!

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  2. I just added this book to my "want to read list" on Goodreads. Very pretty yarn, it will be a beautiful sock. Love the name.

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  3. What pretty yarn! Anything with purple works for me.

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  4. I love that yarn. And everyone loves the blueberry waffle!

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  5. I love Regia! It lasts forever which is a bit sad because you really never need to knit another pair to replace them.

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  6. I love colors in the yarn. The pattern is on my list for a pair of socks this year.

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  7. Can't go wrong with purple sock yarn ;-) They're looking lovely, well done for the stash diving. I've added a few new yarns to my stash recently and have erm 3 more sock skeins on the way. Whoops! ;-)

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  8. Oh yeah it is Yarn along time again! I love your dive pick! I'm in the MOOD for purple too!

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  9. Love the yarn and pattern - your friend will love them.

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  10. Love the socks! I'm dying to make time to knit and read right now!

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  11. I need a new book, maybe this is the one.
    Love the purple! You are such a good friend.

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  12. Those socks are going to make your friend very, very happy.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. Your purple loving friend is quite lucky and you are a generous spirit!! Beautiful stash find!!

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  14. Lucky ducky friend!! Blueberry waffle used to be my go-to pattern, and I haven't knit it in years! Great choice!!!!

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  15. Good for you! And such a good choice. Love them! xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  16. While shopping for yarn is fun, there is something thrilling about stash diving, right? I love it when I have the perfect yarn in my stash for a project. Those socks are wonderful!

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  17. Nice diving job! What a pretty pair of socks will be the result. I think I have that pattern somewhere.......

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  18. Oh I do keep meaning to give socks a go, too many other things in the queue though! Love that yarn, gorgeous colours :)

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  19. I am bonkers about purple yarn right now, so I relate. And I'm always bonkers for a pair of socks. I blame Andi. I never sock knit until I started reading her blog. Anyhow, that blueberry waffle is looking fantastic in the colorway.

    Feral children are fascinating to me as well, so I look forward to your next review as you dig in deeper.

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  20. Lovely yarn, perfect for a purple-lover. I keep seeing the Blueberry Waffle pattern on blogland but I've never tried it. I do like the texture it gives and it works well with the yarn you're using

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