Thursday, May 11, 2006

Crocodile Yarn

I found the perfect yarn to knit up my Mock Croc socks for Amanda's knitalong:
It is Mountain Colors Hand-Painted Yarn in Mountain Tango colorway. It is 60% superwash wool, 25% mohair, 15% nylon. I chose this lovely variegated green in honor of the crocodile theme. See that lovely little green price tag on the yarn label? We won't talk about that. How in the world do all my sock-knitting-addicted friends finance their habit? Is there something you're not telling me?

Judging by the flood of answers to the current movie line quiz (not!) it looks like more clues are needed. The current line is:

"You are most welcome, even if you are selling something."

The next line is:

"Have a kiss on account."

I will give you an even better clue, my lovelies. That last line was spoken by a character who shares my name. Care to guess now?

Girlie is going on her first Brownie (girl scout) campout this weekend. This will be the first time she has spent the weekend away from me and not been with family. I feel ok about it. She's such a responsible girl and I know she's going to have fun. But I will also feel a lot better when she's back home safely. She'll be back the morning of Mother's day, and the best gift will be to have her back safe and sound. Oh, these bittersweet milestones. It's such a delicate balance of holding on loosely while letting go.

*My love to all*


mamma said...

I don't know the movie line, but as to financing my sock addiction, I've got two words: Knit Pick.

tanya said...

sleepy hollow?

Tam said...

No idea what the movie line is.

As for socks- I'm a big sock knitter and you have to look at things RELATIVELY. I like nice yarn so I'm not going to get out of the yarn store for cheap no matter what. Yes, $21 is an insanely high price for a pair of socks, but think of it this way. It takes me only slightly less time to make a pair of socks as it takes me to make an easy sweater. The last easy sweater I made cost about $120. Even though you're making a small object, because of the tiny stitches you are probably doing a similar amount of knitting. If you think of the number of stitches and the amount of knitting time, a pair of socks is actually an excellent value! (This logic works on my husband, anyway.)

msubulldog said...

Oh, I love that yarn! Definitely perfect for the Croc-along! I bought some Mountain Colors when I was searching for the perfect Sockapaloooza yarn--which wound up being Lorna's Laces, but I digress. I kept the yarn anyway because the colors are pretty (and mine was $23.50!), but I'm gonna have to find a really good pattern for it! :)