Monday, June 1, 2009
Yes, I Still Knit
Case in point. These are made of a lovely German yarn called On Line Supersock Summer Color. It's a wool/cotton/polyamid blend, and was quite nice to work with. I like it quite a bit better than Sockotta, which was tough on my hands. I started these on the plane to Florida, and got through most of one leg in straight stockinette before I decided that the cotton would make them too stretchy without ribbing. So I ripped them out and began again on the plane trip home. They knit up very soft, and I think will be nice for spring. The colors are pretty, and interestingly they actually lined up for the second sock. I don't try to match my sock stripes - I figure when the colors are this wacky, matching stripes won't really be the issue - but when I started the second sock, the stripe progression was almost in exactly the same place. Cool - I always like it when I can achieve something that looks complicated with absolutely no work on my part whatsoever.