Monday, September 29, 2008

FO: Charades and Pacafiesta!

I feel as though I've been working on these Charades for such a long time, and it's not because I didn't enjoy knitting them, other projects just seemed to get in the way. I started knitting these way back when we went to Montreal and Ottawa (where we saw Claudia and Nicole!), so they might look familiar to a couple of you.
365-146 (lounging in handknit socks)
Pattern: Charade socks by Sandra Park (rav)
Materials: two skeins of Oceanwind knits merino sock in Sienna
Needles: 2.5mm addi turbos
Started: April 27, 2008
Finished: September 27, 2008
Raveled here
Modifications: I extended the pattern to the heel flap just to add some more interest.

Verdict: I know I've extolled the virtues of Oceanwind knits sock yarn before, but I love it. It's the perfect sock yarn, as far as I'm concerned. And this pattern was fun, easy and addictive (even though it took me six months to finish them!).
Blogless Annie and I went to Pacafiesta over the weekend and super giddy on yarn. It was such a fun time. We saw real live alpacas and we might have hugged one or two . . .
Hello Mr. Alpaca
And we saw alpacas wearing hats (!) because, frankly, what's an alpaca without a funky hat?
alpacas with hats
Of course we came home with some yarnz! I picked up this beautiful skein of handspun silk and merino, but the ├╝ber talented UberWench. If I wasn't already married, I would consider eloping right now with this skein.
The loot from Pacafiesta
This skein of Black Lamb city silk (50/50 silk and merino) is destined to become a super secret knit.
The loot from Pacafiesta
And I also brought home with me a skein of fingering weight handpainted alpaca from Sunrise Mercantile. It's only about 60 grams, but I think I might pair it with the Koigu I picked up at London Wul and knit up a pair of socks with grey cuffs, heels and toes.
The loot from Pacafiesta