Yeah, when I announced the Stash Clearance yesterday I figured it would be easy to choose recipients from among the emails I got. Yow! That is so not true. I’ve gotten several hundred great entries so far.
So I’ll be paring them down to a “reasonable” number and sending out sock yarn til I run out. In order to spread the wealth around, I think I’ll probably be sending one pair’s worth to each recipient.
All will be revealed in the fullness of time. But thank you for the hugely entertaining, sweet, funny, touching emails I’ve gotten so far!
Back to the Sock at Hand
I fnished the first Lorna’s Laces Feather and Fan sock last night.
And I started the second one this morning.
Wendy, this colourway is easily the most beautiful one I have seen so far in LL. While I ooh and aah over it, I also had a specific question: how does the Feather and Fan stitch hold up in the sock? Do the socks slide down to the ankles a lot without any ribbing at the top?
I did a test-drive of my one sock last night and it seemed to stay up nicely.
Of course, it helps if you have
fat shapely legs like mine.
Mia asked if I would share the pattern.
Be happy to.
I just did my toe up sock pattern on 68 stitches and after turning the heel (Heh! I typed “turning the hell”!), increased to 72 stitches. The Feather and Fan pattern is worked thusly:
Row 1: (k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times — repeat around.
Rows 2-4: knit.
And at the top, I did four rows of garter stitch and then did the stretchy sewn cast-off. Ta-da!
And Now for Something Completely Different
Look at this cute l’il swatch.
This is Elann’s Den-M-Nit yarn, which is similar to the Rowan denim yarn in that it shrinks in length when you dry it in a clothes dryer (after washing it — duh). This is the pre-washed and dried swatch.
And Now for Something Completely, Completely Different
Here is Lucy with her new favorite toy: a piece of styrofoam.
Lucy and her styrofoam have been inseparable for three days.