Olive Drab to lift my spirits

Palsock1There was a box from my Secret Pal in yesterday’s mail. What great timing… I really needed a lift. And what do you know, more sock-enabling material! Palsock2This is so cool! I have seen this Red Cross Knit Kit around for a while and it’s right up my alley. I love historical stuff. Though I recall seeing the kit around the blogs, I don’t recall seeing finished socks — has anyone knit them? I was a little surprised at the softness of the yarn. Yum. Thank you, Secret Pal!

Palsock4[Ooops. I just hit “Save” instead of “Preview” and I’m not finished!]

Wow, as I near the finish of the front/back of Cromarty, it’s slow going. I knit and knit and knit and though I know I’m moving the row marker and clicking the counter, it doesn’t seem like I’m getting any closer to the end! I would like to finish that piece before casting on anything else; then I will likely do the second sleeve for both St. Brigid and Cromarty. That’s the plan right now.

I will show you the St. Brigid sleeve sometime this week. And though I was a little grumbly yesterday about all of Grandma’s stuff, I have come across some “cool stuff,” and I plan to share a little of that soon, too. I think it will make me feel better.

7 thoughts on “Olive Drab to lift my spirits

  1. Yay! I love these tins and more sock enabling….
    Repeat after me “I will knit socks, I will knit socks, I will knit socks”
    See now you have to knit them, no-one else has and we NEED to see how that yarn knits up!!
    Can’t wait to see all your cool stuff from Grandmas house.

  2. Oh I’ve been eyeing that kit! You definitely have to knit them soon so we can all see them 🙂 (no pressure no pressure)

  3. I saw the WWII knit kit in the Lion Brand catalog. I’ve been searching for olive drab yarn to knit a WWI blanket pattern I found online. It is a solid field of olive drab with a 1918 US flag in the center. While googling on “olive drab yarn”, I came across your site. Am curious to know about the yarn. Do you know who manufactured it? Still looking for a source of olive drab yarn in worsted weight!

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