Questions! So Many Questions!
And mebbe a few answers.
A couple of y’all asked how I joined in my second skein of Sea Silk on the Fir Cone Wrap. When I’ve got 3 or 4 inches left of the old yarn, I hold the new yarn together with it, and leaving a tail of an inch or so, knit with both yarns for a few stitches. Then I drop the old yarn and continue with the new yarn. It helps if you can accomplish these few stitches over a more solid part of your pattern, which I did on mine. Here it is from the wrong side.
And from the right side — really doesn’t show:
After blocking, I may trim the ends. Then again, I may not.
And a couple of you asked about blocking socks. See, I don’t actually block my socks. I just slip the socks on the sock blockers when I photograph them for posterity. Perhaps it is frivolous to own not one but two pairs of sock blockers for the sole purpose of photographing socks. If so, I am guilty as charged. Forty lashes with a limp sock.
Winter asked what needles I am using for my current sock-in-progress.
They are Skacel Bamboos and while they are alleged to be 6 inches long, they are actually about 5.875 inches long.
As you can see from that photo, I am knitting these socks in the ubiquitous feather and fan pattern. I offer no excuse — handpainted yarns of this ilk just look really really good in feather and fan.
Wavybrains asked where one could acquire the Cherry Tree Hill potluck yarns. I bought the sock yarn from the Simply Socks Yarn Company. The bulky yarn for Lucy’s bed was purchased from The Knitting Garden several years ago. I note, however, that they no longer seem to be carrying Cherry Tree Hill yarns. However, if you do a Google search on “Cherry Tree Hill Potluck” you’ll find a number of places that have it.
Lucy wishes she could do Google searches. If only she had opposable thumbs . . .