To the LYS I go...
My weekend started out well. My husband and I went to the new LYS, It's a Stitch, in Johns Island, SC, which is about 30 minutes away from me. Actually, it not a new shop. Before, they had been selling just needlepoint yarns and patterns, and they've recently expanded to include knitting and crocheting yarns, patterns, and supplies.
Here's what I got. Nothing like what Sharon did recently, but just a few items to show my support for the "new" store.
I've wanted some linen yarn for a long time, despite the price. I saw the linen dishcloths in Knitter's Stash, and I though it be nice to make some as well as practice some knitted lace. I also got a sock pattern and some circular needle stoppers.
Afterwards, we stopped by the beautiful Angel Oak Tree which is a few minutes away from the shop and had lunch at the park where the tree is located.
The Frog Hops On My Shoulder
Once I got home, I started working on a dishcloth with the linen. I wanted to get used to the yarn, so I just did a simple garter ridge cloth. Then I worked on the blue sockotta sock. I guess the yarn or pattern didn't excite me, and I wan't having fun, so I frogged the sock although I was almost finished with the heel flap. I will use the yarn for the lace sock pattern that I got from the LYS.
On Sunday, I frogged the dishcloth for two reasons. The pattern looked fine and the linen is a joy to work with, but I guess I felt guilty about using such expensive yarn for a dishcloth. I felt as if my mother was scolding me from heaven. The other reason was that the cloth was about an inch too wide around. I know, it's just a dishcloth, gauge doesn't really matter, but I frogged the cloth anyway.
That depressed me, so I started on another sock with some Paton's Kroy I got from Ebay. It's pretty and bright, and I thought that would cheer me.
The sock is cute, but too big. The Paton's pattern is a little weird too. For instance, after the heel turn and picking up stitches, the number of stitches on the first and third needle aren't the same (per the pattern), and I find that annoying.
I'm on the foot, and I'm going to frog this too.
I started working on the 63 Squares Afghan, and I've had to go down two needle to a size F hook sizes to get gauge, but my heart wasn't in it this weekend. At least, I haven't frogged it yet.
I even considered frogging my entrelac scarf. I stayed my hand on that one, but it's not safe yet.