Sunday, May 24, 2009
The knitting, she continues. Finished these earlier in the week and I am pleased. I particularly like the never-repeated striping sequence of the yarn, and I like the heel bit done in garter stitch. Wish I could remember what yarn this was.
It's funny how I can go for months without knitting socks, and then when I do pick up the little needles again, it becomes hard to not have a pair in progress all the time.
I searched my bookshelves and cast on this pattern from Interweave's 25 Favorite Socks, (Waving Lace Socks by Evelyn A. Clark,) with yarn I purchased at Troy from Earthly Hues. It is merino, bamboo, and nylon in the colorway Gutsy. The dye was derived from bamboo seedling; put up is 4 oz., 470 yards.
So I cast onto size 1 needles, as the pattern suggested and within the first few rows, I had an inkling that the gauge was way off. What, me swatch? I decided to cast on the other sock onto size 0s and am much happier. It amazes me what a difference one size can make. By the way, these aluminum needles came in a package that contained 4 sets of five needles in sizes 1, 0, 00, and 000. They are lightweight yet strong and made by Boye. I can recommend them.