New week, new knitting

After such an awesome response on my book review/giveaway post, I’m sorry I only have one copy of the book to give away! But it is indeed a useful little book and I enjoyed hearing from you about cast-ons and bind-offs. Like many of you, I use the long-tail cast-on (thumb method) quite a bit, but it’s always good to have other options in your pocket for different kinds of edges. Thanks to the random number generator, I’m happy to report that commenter #255 will receive this book – congratulations, Lori! I’ll email you to get in touch.

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In the mean time, I’m moving forward with some new projects this week and enjoying a couple of days of visiting with knitterly friends. The Turtlepurl socks are coming along…


…and I’ve treated myself to starting a new sweater with the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK I splurged on in July. The sequoia colour is pretty much to die for, so much so I’m considering going on a colour jag with reddish-orange, just in time for fall.


Happy Monday!


  1. Both the socks and the sweater look awesome!

    Out of curiosity, what kind of DPNs are you using for the socks?

  2. I’m imagining your socks as a pair of extra-long armwarmers with a matching hat–that color combo is making me wish for autumn twice as much as I usually do.

  3. Congratulations, Lori!
    I love the color of your new sweater. So pretty!

  4. Is it bad to say that I want to eat those yarns? They look so delectable! I love the red and green. Also I’m not sure what a sequoia is, but the 2nd yarn reminds me of figs, so gorgeous. Do you know if I would be able to get either of these yarns shipped to Australia? I lament the fact that there aren’t many amazing yarn stores near me.

    Keep up the awesome Glenna, you inspire me so much.

  5. I’m with Ariel those yarns look yummy!

  6. That is a marvelous red-orange. It’s not usually my favorite color, but that’s lovely.

  7. Oooh- that will be a pretty fall sweater!

  8. You’re giving me the guilt feeling for not knitting on my own Poison Apple socks. Must get that yarn out of the bin again.

  9. Those socks look very yummy…

    All this talk about various ways to cast-on, bind-off last week have inspired me to do a bit of fancy-knitting-learnin’. So I used a gift-certificate to purchase the 2-at-a-time, toe-up sock book. I’m really excited to dive-in & learn something new.

  10. it’s so fun to think about fall coming…cooler temps, fall colors… however, some of our midwest trees have changed colors already just due to the terrible drought! sad… ;-( however, your two projects look awesome!! keep on inspiring us!!
    ^)^ linda

  11. Beautiful colors!

  12. Beautiful photographs always inspire me. Love the colors.

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