Tuesday, November 27, 2007
last socks of november ....
it's not that i'm being especially prolific, it's just that i'm getting ready to go offline for a spell (a 10 day trip, 3rd world travel, no internet, lots of bichos).
these socks have lingered for what feels like forever, but it's really only been about a month and a half.
the yarn is maizy by crystal palace. i bought it because of its interesting fiber content, cornfiber and elastic nylon. it makes a very nice fabric, and (so far) feels like a good substitute for folks that avoid wool or wool blends, and it has more memory than cotton or cotton blended yarns. and, it's machine washable.
so, that's the good.
the bad: splitty as f*cking hell! seriously.
redemption: nice fabric if you manage to knit all its plys, and i saw it somewhere in a lovely shade of bittersweet ... i was almost tempted.
the pattern is spey valley from nancy bush's _knitting on the road_. in true nancy bush form, it has a wonderful little *extra* ... horizontal knitted bands that amazingly maintain the stretch of the ribbed pattern. i love the little details.
notes to self: susan bates 2.25 mm dpns, and if find that *bittersweet* again, snatch it up !