I have been so taken by my new iMac that other important aspects like knitting have been neglected. My time has been consumed by moving files, installing new programs, and just getting acquainted with this new machine. I have even been able to install a program called Parallels so that I can have the best of both worlds and enjoy Windows on a virtual machine.
My knitting consists of a rotation between Lady Eleanor, the Horcrux socks, and the Springtime in Paris Socks, courtesy of the 6Sox Knitalong.
The Springtime in Paris sock is my choice for my Hurricane Sock Party partner. The pattern resembles raindrops on a window and when turned inside out the sock is peppered with small Eiffel Towers. The yarn is STR and called "Downpour". The yarn and pattern seemed appropriate for a "Hurricane Sock Party." The intriguing tin DPN holders were a present to myself. I am always on the hunt for tools that are functional and attractive. These holders are still made by hand, one at a time by a little old man in Connecticut. The come in different sizes and are worth every penny.
Susan Lawrence's "Horcrux Sock" pattern is a repeat for me. I knit the socks in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and sent them to Germany as a birthday gift for my aunt. These are knitted in KnitPicks Memories in the Cape Cod color-way and are a belated birthday gift for my next door neighbor and sock model.
My mail man delivered two fabulous packages. Woolarina sent me a citrus threesome. One of the skeins shall be sent to my Knitters Treat Exchange partner. I can't decide what to send and what to keep. I have knitted a pair of Jaywalkers using Woolarina yarn. "Shear" pleasure.
Socks That Rock didn't disappoint. This installment yielded a silky skein of sock yarn, a blend of merino and silk fiber along with a lacy sock pattern. My sock queue is increasing daily.