I’ve had a bit of a slow start to Sockapaloooza — since kickoff, I’ve been either sick or preoccupied (obsessed?) with the Knitting Olympics preparations. Today, however, I was feeling much more myself and I was happy to be able to start looking for yarn for my sock pal at my favorite yarn store, Threadbear. (I think that Sherry can confirm that I was very excited to be matched with a sock pal outside of the U.S., as I’ve been yapping about it constantly. I feel like I’m getting a second chance as a penpal — as a teen, I had very bad follow-through with a penpal in France. But I’m reformed now!)
My sock pal has left my options wide open…so, since the socks I’ve made in the past have been fairly practical, I’ve definitely decided that I’d like to go with something more luxurious/fancy for my pal. While I haven’t made a final decision yet, these are the two primary contenders:
1. At the moment, the leading yarn and pattern are Lorna’s Laces in navy and a Celtic Braid sock from Cabin Fever:
2. A close second is this fabulous “Anne” in blues, purple, and green, from Schaefer Yarn. I don’t have a pattern selection yet for this yarn, but I’m going to spend some more time looking before I make a final decision.
And, um, since I was at Threadbear anyway, I picked out a little Schaefer yarn for myself….and my lovely mom treated me to a skein for my birthday!