Thursday, October 26, 2006
I picked up this yarn at the little shop in the Suq. I already knitted one sock. I am half way through the other. I was thinking of making a goal for this coming month of November. Four pairs of socks by the end of the month. One pair each week. Can I do it? I believe I can. And also I need to make myself a poncho. I already ordered the yarn. So when I get it, I can start right away. Here are 2 pics of the sock.
Monday, October 09, 2006
I started on a pair of socks. It has become easier to knit socks these days. I need to find a good source online of sock yarn with reasonable prices. I want to purchase good wool that is warm and not itchy. I checked out knitpicks and it has nice prices. What I really wanted to try is dyeing my own yarn. I do have space to do it. I can make my own colors. I have seen knitters dye there own yarn is such beautiful shades, I want to do the same. Here is a little pic of the sock I am knitting for my daughter. The socks here in Egypt are expensive and are very thin. I am thinking of purchasing a yard of leather or suede and make my own slipper bottoms to extend the life of the sock. Maybe I will check into that in Nasr City, Egypt. They should have a shop that sells leather and suede. I heard they have a big yarn shop there. I have to check it to beleive it. I am going to take some pics of Nasr city. Boy, it is so crowded there. And you have to cross the street like a chicken, quick and fast. Have to be careful not to get hit by a car. I don't think I would take the kids with me, that way I won't have to worry about them. Darn it, Blogger is not letting me post my pic. I will try again tomorrow.