What do you think of this?
It's the start of a fairisle sock using the wonderful Yarn Yard Clan in Soot and Saffron. Lovely to knit with and I am loving the contrast. Can you see the problem? Probably not as you have no sense of scale from that shot. Well - for some unknown reason I cast on the same number of stitches and used my normal size needle (2.5mm) and expected them to be a good fit - yeah - well that didn't work out at all well. The sock has been frogged and now been cast on again with lots more stitches (72 - but maybe it should be 80?) Re-thinking the pattern too. The one above was corrugated rib and then a pattern taken from Alice Starmore's Fairisle book. Now I am thinking of doing Stained Glass Window Socks which look lovely - but just with the two colours.
In other sock news I have finished ONE - a mojo sock. Do you like it? It was a fun knit - and I must cast on the second one soon before it gets added to the single sock jar of doom. Knitted using autumn-coloured Yarn Yard Clan.
Such a cool sock - looks great off the foot too - all wibbly wobbly.
Also on my needles are some Slip-Stitch Socks in yummy daffodil coloured yarn. This yarn was especially dyed for me by Natalie from The Yarn Yard on what was otherwise a very blue day. (Huge thanks to Judy who insisted that I got some new yarn - what a lovely lady - do check out her blog!) Natalie asked what I would like and I roamed away from my normal colour range and looked out of the window onto some flowering daffodils - and this is the yarn to match. Isn't it gorgeous? And isn't Natalie talented? Oh yes!!
Excuse the blurry shot:
Oh this one is in focus:
Do you think I have a small Yarn Yard Clan obsession? Maybe a little ;-)
Here's my secret Clan stash (with a little Natural Dye Studio hidden in there):