My boyfriend survived Stitch n’ Pitch, and the Mariners actually won. It was a good evening. 😉 We were surrounded by hundreds of knitters, hookers and even a few people doing cross stitch. Loads of glorious yarn and other goodies were to be had at the booths, and I ended up walking away with this:


Artisan Sock Yarn from Hazel Knits in the Hometown Baseball colorway. I’ve been itchin’ for this yarn for ages! I’ve wound it up into a ball already, and I’m trying to decide which pattern to use. I would love to do something like Spring Forward, but with these colors I may be better off with a simpler pattern. We shall see. There were several other skeins of yarn that I picked up and fondled, but I held off on spending any more money. My stash really doesn’t need much enhancing right at the moment!

And now for my FO:


Pattern: Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts; Carbon Dating


This pattern was simple enough that these things flew off my needles (when I actually had time to work on them) but the cables down the sides add a little pizzaz.


The yarn pooled and striped in all the right places, and were the same on both socks. I am so happy with how these turned out!


The legs are really long, and I was worried with the STR’s yardage that I wouldn’t make it. I went on Ravelry and found another knitter who used STR with this pattern, and she said that she left one cable repeat off of the legs and she was just fine. I think I had about two yards of yarn left after stitching up the second toe. Phew!