Sunday, June 25, 2006
Yet more socks!
Finally, I have completed number 1 of Bryony's Fair Isle Free Argyle Socks
I am rubbish at taking pictures of my own feet... above are the best selection. As you can see, there are a couple of blatant mistakes in my interpretation of the chart (not in the chart itself... which is fab, just in my ability to count/pay attention to what I am doing when watching the TV it seems). As with all of my knitted items, they wouldn't be mine if it weren't for a few mistakes.
Anyway, all of the concentration on the chart was worth it as it is best fitted sock I have made so far.Knitting on 2mm needles makes it feel really "sturdy" for want of a better word. Now all I have to do is make the other one. Hmmmm.
Also this week, a little more stash enhancement. When Dee over at Posh Yarns announced a sale I was in there straight away. Here we have (top) 100g of Camilla, lace weight pure cashmere yarn, in the shade Crocus (which is a little faulty because it has pin streaks through it but I think it makes it more beautiful) and (bottom) Lucia, sock weight cashmere/merino yarn, in the shade Feather. I think the sock yarn is destined to be another pair of Jaywalkers for a friends birthday in August and I am thinking about making something for my one skein pal from the cashmere, but I'm not convinced it is her colour as yet. BTW, excellent service from Dee, I ordered another skein of sock yarn which had sold just before I clicked "pay" she refunded the money straight away and the yarn arrived the next day and was beautifully packed in the gorgeous tissue paper below, love the colour.