That’s what they tell me, anyhow. Today was a gloomy, cloudy, day, but we’ve gotten so little precipitation here so far this year that I was hoping for rain. But by the time I got home — blue skies.
There is a tornado warning in effect for this area though. C’mon — send rain, not tornados!
Annette asked a couple of questions:
What’s your favorite sock yarn?
Any hints on how to avoid leaving a hole when doing wraps?
I don’t really have a favorite sock yarn. I tend to like yarns that have some percentage of nylon mixed in, versus 100% wool, because I think the socks with the nylon will last a bit longer.
About holes and short rows, check out this blog entry from last month.
Last weekend I tried a bunch of toe-up cast ons, occasionally working from the Knitty article you did. The one I haven’t tried yet is the short-row toe. How do you feel that works for, say, self-striping yarn? Do the short rows mess with the stripe pattern too much, or is the effect so slight as to be barely noticeable?
Check out the blog entry referenced above. There’s some photographic proof of what short-row toes and heels do in self-striping yarn.
I finished the back of the All Seasons Cotton aran.
And started the front.
So far, this has been a pleasure to knit. All Seasons Cotton has enough microfiber in it to make it pleasant to knit . . . unlike pure cotton, which I almost never enjoy.
Thanks for all the kind comments on the handspun. I bought that roving last may at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, from Tintagel Farm. I started spinning it right away, then abandoned it for months. Then I plied the first two ounces in January, and started spinning the remainder. And abandoned it for months.
So I sucked it up and finished it last weekend and am very happy I did. I like the resulting yarn very much and I have no excuse for taking so long to spin it.
It’s possibly the best spinning I’ve done to date — pretty darn even and just about fingering weight. I really ought to spin more often to get more practice in. But I need more hours in the day.
What does she keep in this damned drawer, anyway?