Classy Slip Up progress and Yarn Pr0n

Here’s my progress on the Classy Slip Up sock from Knit Socks! I’m pretty happy with them, even though I’ve made a few mistakes.  That’s what happens when you’re knitting on a sock while waiting at the doctor’s office for lots of fertility testing.  Sigh.  No real updates on that front.  We’re seeing a specialist now, and there’s lots of testing to go through.  Mostly bloodwork so far, but I also have a HSG scheduled for next week.  Not looking forward to that.  The doctor thinks I have PCOS, but we won’t know until the bloodwork comes back for sure.  If I do, I may have to low-carb it, which will be difficult for me.  I love my bread, pasta and potatoes.  Blah.  Anyway.

LnV Yarn Pr0n Exchange Questions

1. What kind of fibers do you prefer?
Superwash wool for socks in anything but pastels. I’m not a big pink person generally, but if it’s part of a variegated, handdyed colorway then that’s fine. I love brights and jewel tones– anything super-saturated with color.  I’m on a small project kick, so socks are my main focus right now, but I’ve been known to knit other things, too 😉

2. What kind of weight do you prefer (sock, worsted, bulky)?
Currently sock– usually fingering weight.  I don’t use much bulky, but like dk-worsted for sweaters, hats and scarves.

3. Do you spin?
Yep yep!

4. Do you crochet?
Nope

5. Are there any books, patterns, magazines would you like to own that you don’t? See my wishlists

6. Are you participating in any themed a-longs like the Project Spectrum?
Yep– see my Sidebar. I’m in Project Spectrum, Stashalong, and Sock Madness

7. Do you have a wishlist on Amazon.com or Half.com? (provide a link)
Amazon link

Wist link

Kaboodle Link

8. Any Etsy stores that you would love to get something from? Any of the awesome indie sock or fiber dyers! I also *love* Spunky Eclectics yarns and fiber.  I’ve always wanted to try Yarntini, JKnits, Zen String, sKNITches, and Claudia handpaints.  And I love the good old sturdy Regia, too, especially in the 6 ply.  As far as the self patterning yarns go, though, I don’t like the faux fair-isle patterns– just the striping.  I’ve also never tried Trekking, and would love to.

9. What other crafty things are you involved in (quilting, drawing, painting)?
I dabble in embroidery and sewing, but I’m on a knitting kick right now. I also make soap.

10. What is your favorite sort of scent?
Anything orangey. I LOVE satsuma and fresh peach from the Body Shop. 

11. Do you have a sweet tooth and what kind of sweets do you like best?
I love dark chocolate and anything caramel. Dark chocolate covered espresso or coffee beans are to die for! And speaking of coffee– I’m a coffee fiend.

12. What kind of music do you like?
Anything alternative-y (Killers, Modest Mouse) or singer/songwriter

13. What do you like to knit? And for whom?
Socks– for everyone! I’m on a small project kick

14. What sort of things do you like to collect?
Yarn of course, fiber

15. Do you want needles? And what kind do you prefer?
 I’m pretty much set. I don’t like metal dpns at all, and they stopped making my favorite, caseins (and they don’t come in anything smaller than a 1.5 anyway).

No talking about Lost from last night– I tivo’d it and will be watching it, probably, tonight. Last week’s episode was kind of blah. I’m hoping this one is better. This week’s Heroes episode, on the other hand, was pretty good. This show has seemed to drag a bit the past few weeks, so hopefully it keeps up with the excitement. Now, I know that I joined Stashalong and am determined to knit through a bit of my stash, but if you commit for more than one month, you get one day off per month to buy yarn. I really made that one day count, so here’s what I bought on my day off:
Lime n Violet Howl of the Voonith Yarn from their Etsy shop: Lime n Violet yarn

Socks that Rock Lightweight in Love In Idleness and Puck’s Mischief:
Socks that Rock
I have tried their medium weight yarn and liked it although the socks are pretty thick, so I figured I should try the lightweight. LOVE the colors although they are tad too similar for my taste, so one will probably be a giftie at some point.

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