Sunday, July 1, 2007

O Canada...

Happy Canada Day to all you Canucks out there. This is our day to celebrate the 140th birthday of our country. How will you celebrate today?
It's overcast here in the Nation's Capital, so I'm seriously debating about whether or not to head to Parliament Hill. I may go this evening and catch the fireworks.

Meanwhile I finished the Aran Sandal Socks:

They are really comfortable and warm. I'm actually wearing them right now.

So one pair down in the SOS2007!

I've cast on for the 2nd pair:

These are going to be Gull Wings from Socks, Socks, Socks. The yarn I'm using is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Multiringel. The colour is 2210.

This yarn is a nice cotton, virgin wool blend, and I like the stripes of colour that I'm getting so far:

This pattern will definitely be easier for public transit, since it doesn't involve a cable needle.

Update on the Fleece Artist yarn. I still hadn't received the order on Friday so I sent an email to The Loopy Ewe. I know Sheri is on vacation, so I was expecting to receive an answer from her assistant. Instead I got a response from Sheri on Saturday (they are so great at the Loopy Ewe!) She said that sometimes orders can get caught up at customs, so she told me to see if it arrives by the 4th of July (when she'll be back), if not, she'll track it and see where it is. So hopefully it hasn't vanished into a black hole of nothingness and I will get my sock yarn soon. Yea!

Anyhoo, I'm going to drink some beer and celebrate the birth of my country by knitting socks!


1 comment:

Jen said...

Ugh customs! I hate that! How do you like the meilenweit (sp?) cotton?