Kermit Visits Some Green

Okay, Kermit wanted to go out and play on Sunday which was Earth Day. And I did let him. But first another FO in Project Spectrum colors. This time around pinks!!! The yarn is Rock Star from Sunshine Yarns. The pattern is my plain generic toe-up sock with a picot cuff. I have had the one finished since last month but I just finished the mate.

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And since I finished my no-thinking required socks I did start another pair. Okay, I already had another one started. When I cleaned up my stash, I found several skeins where I had wound them into center pull balls but no labels. Or I had started a pair and frogged them and the yarn was in two balls. So I am trying to use them up as my no-thinking required sock yarns. No photos yet of the new nameless socks. (But the yarn is STR!!!)

And I have received yet more goodies from swaps again. First of all, I received my scarf from ISE 4 already. Technically it isn’t a scarf but a shawl. I said I was up for surprises. And Yuju sent me a lovely purple shawl. I am not sure of the yarn but it is a lovely deep purple and soft. The pattern reminds me of the Flower Basket Lace Shawl from Fiver Trends. It does look really pretty against the green of the grass. (Correction – I have been told that the pattern is the Swallow Tail pattern from the Fall 2006 issue of IK.)

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I also received my yarn from the Earth Day Swap hosted by Moraie over at moraie knitting. We were supposed to send our partner eco-friendly yarns. And she sent me some yarn that I have been wanting to try. I love Fleece Artist sock yarn in the first place but I have yet to try the Sea Wool sock yarn. She sent me a skein of it. I am not sure of the color name but the colors are pinks and greens. I think it might be Rose Garden. She also sent me four skeins of Classic Elite’s Bam Boo which is a 100% bamboo yarn in a dark peacock. She also sent me the Flower Basket Shawl pattern and some chocolate. The chocolate is the Endangered Species chocolate which is some of the best chocolate out there.

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Now for Kermit. The first sock is almost done. I have one more repeat to do before I call them done. I will do a picot bind-off on the sock. Than I can start the first one. The one comment from my LYS was how many batteries does the sock take. So I guess the socks are a little bright. Kermit is brighter than the grass even. I am hoping to have these done in time. If nothing else, I will be very close.

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8 responses to “Kermit Visits Some Green

  1. Kermit has to go down in the record books of happy spring socks. I love him playing in the grass.

  2. My Rose Garden FA is a lot paler pink in color – but you can never say for sure. I have a dozen of those Bam Boo Skeins in a bright fuschia that I bought last Fall on sale. I need to find a project for it this spring.

    I love the color of your purple shawl – it’s really beautiful. Also? Kermit kind of rocks the grass.

  3. Susan

    That almost looks like the swallowtail shawl. It’s beautiful.
    I like the kermit socks – they look like they’d make you happy just to have them on. Ooooh, sea wool! I ordered some recently in the worsted version, and I can’t wait! What a generous swap!

  4. I think those Kermit socks would make anyone happy — they’re bright and cheerful!

  5. With comments like the ones from the yarn store, no wonder Kermit always says, “It’s not easy being green.” 🙂 The sock looks great, and I love the lacy pattern.

    Your swap packages are lovely — esp. the Sea Wool (so pretty) and the shawl.

  6. Great socks! Love the kermit color.

  7. That shawl is definitely the Swallowtail shawl… I’ve got 2 of them hehehe. It was in one of the IKs from last year.

    Kermit sure looks bright, but sometimes a girl needs super bright socks 🙂

    Cheers Eva

  8. The Kermit sock is lovely. Congratulations on having a sock look so utterly at home in the Maryland spring weather.