Yes boys and girls, the air quality was down to Code Orange today as our knitter bravely plodded in to work. At 5:00am it was over 80 degrees and very humid. Nuttiness!
But I did make some progress on the Ivy League Sock. Houston, we have a heel:
This sock is just so minty fresh!
I really like your new sock. I am coming out of lurking just to ask you “pretty please” to do the pattern in the small also. I wear a size 7AAA and most designers only seem to do them for med width or larger. Although I can adjust the length, I am not experienced enough doing socks to adjust the numbers for the width. That said, I have all your available patterns and I did notice that some of them have the small size, so I will be doing those first. I’m hoping to use them for Summer of Socks. Thanks for hearing me out.
The Ivy League Socks pattern will indeed be written to accommodate a size small.
I do try to make my patterns work for a number of sizes, but it is not always possible. Sometimes you can only stretch the stitch pattern so much or shrink it down so much to work in a wide range of sizes. For my “for sale” patterns I always do at least 2 sizes, and try to do 3 sizes whenever possible. So I’m thinking about (and trying not to envy) you slim-footed people.
Speaking of feet, check out my new shoes:
These are Sketchers shoes in the “Cali” style. They are plastic or rubber or whatever, but are nicely ventilated so the tootsies will not get too hot.
Speak to me of superwash wool, O Wise Woman of Knitting. I have only knit with it once and that was a gift scarf. People speak of it growing and/or shrinking once you have washed and/or dried it. It can’t do both at the same time, can it? Is it magic or horrible? Is it from the Twilight Zone that it can change sizes? Don’t you treat it like any other wool? The only thing I noticed when I used it is that it felt like acrylic while I worked with it and then felt like wool after I blocked it. What am I missing?
Well, there is superwash and there is superwash. When was the last time you knit with it? I think it has been improved a lot over recent years. The first superwash I tried a few years ago was so acrylic-y feeling it almost squeaked on the needles.
The superwash sock yarn that is available now is awesome. At least the superwash sock yarn with which I’ve come in contact. What do you all think?
Here is Lucy, striking a seductive pose!
Isn’t she a classic beauty? But her secret is that she wants to be an LOLCat. She’d like you to vote for her LOL pic!