Just can’t get enough of that feather and fan. The alpaca socks are done:
Is it just me, or does the feather and fan look drastically different on this pair of socks? Did you do something different, is it a factor of the yarn, or am I just crazy? (Yeah, I’m crazy no matter what the answer is, but ignore that for a minute….)
Well, you may be crazy (oh — happy belated birthday, btw), but I agree with you — the feather and fan looks quite different on this sock then on the Lorna’s Laces socks from last month. and I constructed them exactly the same — same number of stitches, same needle size, et cetera. The difference is in the yarn.
I love how feather and fan looks in the natural alpaca. Very dainty.
Those socks sound amazing – but I have a question for you, oh Queen of Answering Questions from the Comments – How do you think they’ll wear? I haven’t heard very good things about alpaca holding up to sock wear and tear…
Time will tell. 🙂 I am optimistic, because this yarn is 75% alpaca and 25% nylong — I think the addition of the nylon will make them wear a lot better.
Vital question. What is your others-to-self “intended recipient ratio”? I try to keep it, at the very most, 1:1 (one or more somethings on the needles for others, one something on the needles for me) but right now I’m a bit of a sock fanatic, and many of the socks I cast on seem to be, well, intended for me. I love gifting so much…but I kind of love keeping too! Help me sleep at night – please tell me I’m not the only one toying with the idea of keeping more than I give away! Part 2: Is it okay to knit lacy pink socks, give them to my “King of All Engines”, and insist that if he doesn’t appreciate them, I’ll go ahead and wear them….you know, because I do hate to see things not getting the full use that’s intended….
I don’t think about others-to-self “intended recipient ratio” — I just knit. I knit what I want to knit, and sometimes it’s for me, sometimes for other people. I really just knit for the sheer joy of knitting. To quote Margene: “It’s the process.”
As for Part 2? That is so wrong.
I say do it!
Kerry . . .
. . . is finished.
And in the mirror:
Neither photo depicts the color in an entirely accurate manner, of course.
So? What Else is New?
So. I’ve started some new stuff this weekend, but I’ll talk about it tomorrow. The KOARC and I also test-drove a bottle of champagne this weekend.
And Lucy practiced her kitty yoga.