Saturday, 11 May 2013

Stashin' Saturday

It's been a week since we lost DH's Gran. The funeral is next week. Feeling more in control of my emotions now although still sad and not particularly perky. Trying to take things gently. I finished the first sock yesterday evening and I'm now 10 rows off turning the heel for the second one. I just sit and knit, read and listen to music. It's peaceful and meditative.

I'm going to wind another skein of sock yarn in a bit so I can cast on another pair once these are finished. I've done a short row toe and heel for these socks because I don't have to concentrate very much doing one. The next pair I'm going to have a go at Judy's magic cast on and Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato heel. I was originally thinking of maybe a slip stitch heel but decided to google and realised I've been using the Sweet Tomato heel technique for doing short rows on longies for years! I figured if I search out a variety of different toes and heels then eventually I will find the formula for my "perfect" sock :-)

So this isn't a picture-less post I thought I would share with you my latest yarn purchases. Well, actually I bought them last month but kept forgetting to take photos of them. These are just quick snaps on my phone but it will give you an idea of the colours. They are both sock yarns by Schoppel-Wolle. The first is Zauberball in the Summer Meadow colourway:


I think it may become socks or perhaps a shawl. I'm thinking Wingspan would be a lovely way of showcasing the slow colour changes?

The other yarn is Crazy Zauberball which has two different coloured plys (plies?) to give this pretty effect. This colourway is called Indian Rose


This one is DEFINTELY becoming a shawl. Probably something very simple like a Traveling Woman or a Multmonah

I'm saving these for after I've finished my sock knitting urge. I find the rich colours soothing and I'm looking forward to knitting with them when my brain is ready to concentrate on something a little more complex than sock knitting.

Baby steps. I'll get there when I'm ready. Hope you guys have a good weekend :-)


  1. Lovely yarns, you have such a great taste in yarns. I'm glad to hear that you are beginning to feel a little bit better at the very least! Hang in there!

    1. Thank you :-) I'm just taking each day at a time at the moment and trying not to ask too much of myself. I can feel myself on the edge of a black hole so trying to keep away :-S

  2. It's always hard to say good bye. I am sure she is embracing you all from above.
    These Zauberballs are freaking awesome!

    1. Thank you :) I think we gave her a good send off today :)

      They are aren't they, can't wait to knit them :)


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