Judy has posted a photo of her very alluring laceweight yarn on her blog. Go see!
Susan has posted a new shawl pattern for sale that is downright gorgeous. Go see! Yes, I’ve already bought it. Yes, I might even knit the nupps.
I finished my Ben socks:
These socks are knit from Zen String Serendipity sock yarn in the “Ben” colorway. The moment I started knitting with this yarn I fell in love with it. I went back and snagged a couple more skeins of it from The Loopy Ewe before Sheri sold out of it. So I can make more Serendipity socks — yay!
I used a US 2 needle on this sportweight yarn, and got a decent-sized pair of socks out of one skein.
I started another sock.
This is Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in the “Fern” colorway. It’s a blend of bamboo, cotton, and nylon, and I bought enough for a pair of socks (2 skeins) from The Loopy Ewe when Sheri started carrying it. I checked the ball band and the stated gauge is 6/7 sts/inch on a size 1 – 2.5 US needle. Okay, time to swatch. I started with a US 1 needle and was surprised to find that I got 8 stitches to the inch! So I’m knitting this sock on US 1 needles at 8 stitches to the inch. It’s interesting so far.
The yarn is constructed of many plies and I really had to watch it while picking up my wraps on my short-row toe. So much so that I got a little dis-enchanted with the yarn. I was afraid it was going to be very splitty. But once I got past the toe and started working in the round, things were fine. I’ve not had any problem with stitches splitting.
The resulting knitted fabric is very soft and quite stretchy. I’ll be very interested in how these socks feel on the foot!
My Current Big Project
Still not ready to show you a pic. Still deciding whether it is gorgeous or hideous. I may never know.
Here’s a hint.
Can you guess what it is?
Here’s another hint.
How about now?
“Please do not disturb my nap. I’ve had a rough day of lying around.”
Time Marches On
Getting old sucks. I got my glasses today.
But now I am no longer a danger on the roads!