It’s a pool party!
I was pleased to see so many of you commenting that you like the pooling and flashing that handpainted yarns do sometimes.
Don’t know what pooling and flashing is? Take a look at my “Ingrid’s Blues” socks — good example there in the foot of the socks. I love these socks.
So I started the second sock from the Rockin’ Sock Club. Clicky-poo to see it.
The foot on this is striping in a similar manner to the first sock. I really like how it looks.
In answer to comments questions, at this time the pattern and yarn is available to club members only (and membership is now closed for this year). But I suspect both pattern and yarn might be available at some point in the future, because patterns and yarn from last year’s sock club are now available. Well, I know some of the patterns are. Are the yarns available too?
A couple of you have asked how the garter stitch toe and heel feel while wearing them. That I can’t comment on yet, because I just finished the first sock — I won’t wear them til I have a pair, ya know? I tried the first sock on and it fit nicely, but I did not walk in it.
Just out of curiosity from reading through your blog, when you say you don’t use straight needles do you mean completely? Like you haven’t touched them in years and wouldn’t consider knitting anything on them?
In the past ten years, I might have used straight needles twice. I guess that’s as close to never as I’m gonna get, huh? I have a set of 10″ straights in ebony that are very nice — I used them to knit a scarf two or three years ago. Other than that, I pretty much use circulars and dpns for everything.
Debi asked in the comments if I thought using a cable needle would help when cabling with my splitty yarn. Possibly, but I think if I were using a cable needle with this I’d be going even slower.
Lucy woke up to say hello.
But it wasn’t long before she was all “Geez, would ya turn out the light?”