A new day. And a day where a couple of things actually went right. This has so not been the norm lately, so we are pleased.
I have a bit of time freed up for knitting, so I started a new sock.
This is my own design, being knit from The Sanguine Gryphon’s Eidos sock yarn in the “Crito” colorway. I purchased the yarn at The Loopy Ewe a while back.
I love The Sanguine Gryphon’s sock yarn — her colorways are just amazing. And my favorite of her sock yarns is the Eidos base — it’s 100% merino wool and it has a lovely firm twist so it shows patterning beautifully.
I’ve learned that most of my favorite sock yarns have a 100% merino base with a firm twist — ShibuiKnits Sock, Tempted Good Grrl, Claudia Handpainted, Fleece Artist Merino, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, et cetera.
While sock yarns with the addition of bamboo, tencel, cashmere, and other fibers are lovely, I think there’s nothing like good old merino with a firm twist.
What are your favorites?
Meanwhile, Lucy had a relaxing day at home.