Here she is, the first feather and fan Socks That Rock sock:
I love how the feather and fan pattern looks in this yarn. I am also very happy that I did not start the pattern on the instep, as it is very textured and would not do well inside a shoe.
Okay, this sock was made using a few yards less than half of my 325 yard skein of Socks That Rock. And it’s plenty long enough to please me. I wear a US size 8.5 woman’s shoe, so you be the judge of whether it would work for you.
I of course started the second one:
I finished something yesterday.
But I’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone who offered ideas for leftover sock yarn in the comments last Thursday. There are a lot of great ideas there, so if you haven’t, and you have little bits of sock yarn left over, do check them out!
Jes made a great suggestion:
I don’t know if anyone said this already, but major knitter is collecting sock yarn ends for charity. Her site is http://majorknitter.typepad.com/ and she’s collecting through the end of March. Each ball enters you into a contest for more yarn. Always a good thing.
I bought the green Chibi pictured in Thursday’s blog from joann.com. I wanted an extra one to keep in my purse, so when I ordered the fiberfill to stuff my teddy bears, I ordered a Chibi too. I ordered the one with the straight needles, not the bent ones, by the way. The picture on the Joann website showed the solid pink Chibi, which we know is not currently being made (and therefore highly desirable), so I didn’t know what I’d get. So if you order one from them, who knows what color you’ll get?
“Life is like a box of Chibis. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
What sock yarn would you recommend for someone who is allergic to animal fibers? Wool, mohair, and therefore most of the lovely sock yarn is out.
Anyone have a favorite? I’d recommend a cotton blend yarn — doesn’t Regia still come in cotton? I’ve got very little personal experience with this, though.
Have you ever done a Kaffe Fassett sweater with your love for color?
I’ve made a Kaffe Fasset coat, and his Tumbling Blocks sweater — both ages ago. Don’t think I still have either one of them.
Martha in Mobile asked:
I have a Lucy question which I hope is not too odd. I notice she is a bit cross-eyed. I am a little cross-eyed, too, but with minimal effort I can see “single” instead of “double.” Do you think Lucy makes an effort to see single, or sees double and works with that (since it would be the norm for her)?
Yep, Lucy is a little cross-eyed. I’ve no idea, though, whether she sees single or double and couldn’t hazard a guess! 🙂
Okay, I’ll show my age here. Anyone remember the 1960s tv show Daktari? Remember Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion? When they showed stuff from his perspective, they always showed a double image? Cracked me up every time.
But I was young and easily amused back then.
The show was actually a spin-off from the movie “Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion.” And in the last season or so, a very young Erin Moran (who later played Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days”) was a member of the cast.
Trivia. How I love thee.