A couple of you mentioned the sock blockers pictured in yesterday’s entry. They are new — from the same place I got my other sock blockers, this eBay store. They have lots of cute designs, apart from the kitty designs, and are lovely to deal with.
Thanks for all the nice comments about the Lucy socks. I am delighted with them and am looking forward to wearing them when the weather turns cooler.
I do think Lucy deserves a little toy knitted from “her” yarn.
I have a sort of technical question. I have some Blue Moon yarn, and I wondered, did you reinforce the heel or anything?
I didn’t — but I did knit it very firmly on size 0 needles. I’ve not yet had any problem with my handknit unreinforced sock heels wearing our. Yet.
Thank you also for the comments about the Fir Cone Wrap. Here it is as of this afternoon.
I have just started the second skein, so I’m just an ootch over half done.
The lace pattern I’m using is the traditional shetland lace fir cone motif (hence the name of the wrap!) and the idea to use it came to me because I was flipping through my 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar and the April 17 page caught my eye. I thought it would look good in a rectangular wrap, so charted it out.
Clearly I had the same experience a while back, because there’s a Fir Cone scarf in my book.
I like how the colors in the shawl have a sort of crossed design with the green, did you expect this?
Nope — didn’t know what to expect, but I am liking it!
Lorraine the Knitting Hammy asked:
The seasilk is amazing- do you like the smell- all oceany and salt waterish?
I do like the smell of the silk. I notice in the skein it is quite aromatic, but as I knit it, the wrap loses a lot of the scent. I guess from being handled and aired out.
Which photograph shows the true colors of the Sea Silk best? There’s a fair bit of variation.
Always hard to get a good photo of colors indoors! The photo above, I think, is pretty accurate.
Your monitor, of course, may vary.
New Sock in Progress
My new sock is being knitted from Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn in one of their potluck colorways — blues/purples.
I’ve bought several of Cherry Tree Hill’s potluck yarns and have always been delighted with what I got. It’s always a bit of a surprise — my understanding is that the potlucks are made from dyes leftover at the end of a dyeing run, so they do vary from skein to skein.
The second kitty bed I made for Lucy was from Cherry Tree Hill bulky in one of their potluck colorways.
Anyhow, while knitting on the sock on the commute this morning, I realized how nicely it color-coordinated with my outfit. Here it is, sitting on the blouse I was wearing today.
Where does the blouse end and the sock begin??!!