Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Tuesday afternoon

I think it's worn off now - meaning the recent obsession with a shiny new technique - although it was fun whilst it lasted......

I am once again knitting something other than swatches, and I've finished the first Leafling sock.

The colours are now swirling in a very satisfactory way. However I can't seem to get the toe quite right here. The pattern gives an ordinary symmetrical toe, or alternatively there is an option for left and right shaped toes. I have, as you can see, tried the one for the right foot. I don't really like the way it looks but I must admit that it does fit nicely - however I don't know if I'll keep it this way. I can't somehow see myself checking which sock is which before I put them on, first thing in the morning.

I do quite like this sock construction. It is worked top down with a gusset above the heel, which makes for a good comfortable fit for those of us with a high instep.

I still can't get the energy to pick up Flow again. If I'm not careful it will end up lurking unfinished, and that would be a pity, because I think it is an excellent pattern.

I have, however, been busy. I have gone through the whole of the stash - all of it. This was quite a task. And predictably I now have a stack of things that I no longer want/need/love - but that someone else might like. Because they are all nice things.

There is some Peruvian Collection Baby Silk;

some Peruvian Connection Baby Cashmere;

some Peruvian Connection Quechua - which is a DK weight alpaca/tencel blend, very soft and silky;

some silver Goldfingering (which sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn't it?);

a skein of Helen's Lace;

a skein of Lucy Neatby's Celestial Merino;

and finally two different shades of Regia's Cotton India Color sock yarn.

This is all on my Ravelry destash page at the moment, and there is more to come.


Helen said...

But you can't abandon Flow. I'm depending on you :)

Linda said...

The sock toe looks odd to me!! I didn't know that you could knit left and right ones, I do like a normal straight toe. The sock sare a nice pattern.