Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Is it...

really January 5th already?

Seems I am starting the new year with slacking on my blog. But then I don't have any knitting news - that is I just figure you wouldn't be too interested in yet another pair of socks.

I finished the first teal coloured sock with cables in Lang "JaWoll", pic follows.

I love the Lang sock yarn, I love the concept of them putting a spool of reinforcement yarn into each ball (though I hardly ever use it, did so for the heel on this sock), I just can't abide the price they expect me to pay here in North-America.

Quite a while ago - I figure it must be 10 years - my Mom knit a cardi from Lang "JaWoll". She used it double stranded and due to the quality of the yarn you can imagine how well the cardi held up. I remember my brothers prying the "baby" (that's how they called them) out of each and every ball of yarn and playing with them. Believe it or not, I still have some of the same spools from my Mom's cardi - ready to be used as reinforcement in any sock heel or toe I want. Don't you just love the fact that yarn doesn't have a "best before" date when properly kept?

BTW - you mustn't think just because I don't write about big desasters and donating on my blog that I don't care about things like that. I am as any other person horrified about what happened and couldn't agree more that donating is the right thing to do.

4 comments:

Sam La Tricoteuse said...

Hi Mona

Where did you get that wool ! Next time you come to the Knitting Collective bring it on...
I have finished a pair of socks - I do love them too ! - that I will soon post on my blog (samlatricoteuse.canalblog.com) once I have two minutes. I used the Regia Silk (Merino/Silk/Polyamide) and they are very nice.. However yours seem much better..

Mona strickt said...

Hi Sam,

I consider Regia sock yarn just as good as Lang - but I'll bring some Lang for you to check out. You can order it at Yarnforward and turns out it is there NOT as expensive as I thought/remembered.

Lauren said...

Hallo Mona :) I will have to try JaWoll soon. I saw it at my LYS the other day, and I really want to work on some socks, so that might be the perfect thing for me.

I hope all is well for you! Take care :)

Anonymous said...

No, Mona, it's really January 9th ;-)))

So, where is the pic of the teal socks? I don't see it...

Hope the remainder of your weekend is nice :-)

Lee Ann