I'll admit to be a bad blogger. I just haven't had much to say. Plenty of knitting is happening, plenty of yarn shopping has definitely been happening, vacation planning is underway and I can't think of anything else.
I started my first pair of Magic Loop socks last week. The pattern is the Winter Sock from the Fiber Trends magic loop booklet. It was o.k., but not that great to me--DPN's are still #1 in my knitting bag. I'll finish the second sock and donate the pair to CIC.
The second of my Charade socks is moving along nicely since I put the Magic Loop on a temporary timeout. I love feel of the Spunky Eclectic yarn.
I have been buying way too much sock yarn. Ravelry has been very hard on my bank account. So many yarn temptations and enablers in the forums.
The samples are sKNITches, Dream in Color, Yartini, Lorna's Laces Flamingo (Breast Cancer Fund-raiser) & Yarn Love. All but the Lorna's Laces were purchased from The Loopy Ewe. I love that place--wonderful selection, super-fast shipping and a terrific owner.
To end this long post, here are two photos of my new knitting bag. It's a Lady B in the Bali pattern by Lexi Barnes. Yes, it was an expensive bag, but will be great for my vacation plans. More about that in a future post. Check out the skulls in the flower patterned fabric.