posts tagged: yarn

Amazing Lace: Roadblock Philly LYSs

A Roadblock is a task that only one team member may perform. In this Roadblock, that team member must scout the city of Philadelphia to find new sock yarn. Minty took this challenge for her team on Friday, hoping for the best with all the walking even after hurting her back at yoga in the morning. See the route she took here.

i don’t do socks

Over the years, I’ve made many a single sock. For some reason, I can’t get myself to make a second–ever. Just recently I came sort of close. I did 3/4 of the toe-up sock that Jaax and I were doing together. But I got really bored. So I used the other ball of that yarn and started the cable and rib sock from Interweave Knits. But about 3/4 of the way down I grew tired of that, too.

Here’s a horrible picture of the progress I reached on both of those:

yarn has arrived

But it’s a no-go.

I wasn’t fully prepared for just how BRIGHT the Crayon yarn is. And when you put the red, orange, yellow, green, and blue together. . . . Well, if it isn’t baby gay pride. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) But then I started thinking about my boss.

yarn is on its way!

The Crayon from KnitPicks shipped out yesterday. I’m really hoping it arrives by the weekend, because I have the long weekend and it’d be fun to play around with the Fibonacci blanket as soon as I can. I actually went with just five colors, following the suggestion of Diana. This way I can repeat the colors on their way around, and just that one center square is done in a single color. It’ll go red, orange, yellow, green, blue, red, orange, yellow, green. This gives the center square some oomph, and I like the lack of pink and purple. I also bought enough yarn to do two blankets–the second one in a different color order.