This morning on the train I turned the heel of the first Alana sock. Now I’m merrily knitting up the leg.
This sock is knit from Tempted Yarns “Glam Grrl” sock yarn, as I’ve previously mentioned. This is a very cool yarn base: 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, and 3% Silver. It’s quite fun to knit — it’s a very “meaty” sock yarn, if you know what I mean. It is solid and firm and very pleasant on the needles. It has the tiny thread of silver running through it which ups the fun quotient of the knitting. And if sunlight happens to hit the knitting, does it ever sparkle!
And I love the way the yarn knits up — no striping, no pooling.
I’m still knitting columns of simple eyelets, but there will be a lace pattern around the top of the sock — I’m looking forward to getting to that point.
And here for Johanne, an Alana sock glamour photo-shoot.
Right. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, no?
Lucy is celebrating with a green beverage.
And I’m having corned beef and cabbage.
On an Aranware dinner plate!