This is (most of) my sock yarn stash. Okay, this is half of my sock yarn stash. Well, really, it's just -- you know, it doesn't matter how much I have, does it? Joanne's was rearranging their entire store, and they kept having sales, and I kept stopping in "just to see what was there." Like I don't already know Joanne's stock like the back of my hand.
Anyway, I finished the button socks:
I can't wait to cast on another pair of socks. Hopefully by the time it gets cold again, I'll have a nice fluffy pile of socks to choose from, in a lovely rainbow of colors.
Tour de Fleece didn't go as spectacularly as I had hoped, but that is mainly because my thumb became too sore to spin. I didn't want to push my luck, so I backed off. I spun every day, just not much. The best part of TdF has been the two new techniques I learned; spinning with beaded fiber, and cable yarn.
It really isn't quite right, though; I need to give the 2-plies a LOT more twist, to get that "beaded" look that true cabled yarn has.
I love it anyway, though. It reminds me of this:
There are tiny orange sunflowers coming up underneath these lovelies. Once those are visible, it'll be even more wonderful to look at!
I swear the package said they would grow "3 - 5 feet." If I stand level with them, they are over my head, and I am 5"6.
Since I'm talking plants ...
My, it got big. 14 lb doggie shown for scale.
Isn't July fabulous? Gardens just grow themselves.
Regardless of my love of gardening, I'm still looking forward to Autumn. Autumn is my favorite ... perfect knitting weather!
Molly Cat does not agree with my love of cool weather ... but then again, she doesn't know how to knit.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday, everyone!