Friday, November 02, 2007


At the moment, it feels like almost everything on my needles is from There are probably worse ways to be: I might not be knitting, for example, or I could be working solely on a newborn pair of longies in organic naturally coloured Lleyn wool for a trade with an outstandingly crafty mama. Instead, I'm spinning and knitting with some of the most fantastically coloured yarns I've seen in a long time.
This is the band of the rock and weave socks (pattern from Blue Moon Fiber Arts) in Joyce's hedgehog colourway, and once I actually read the pattern properly and started slipping all of the stitches in the right direction, it's going swimmingly. And oh my goodness, this yarn is to die for! I haven't knitted anything that blends this appealingly since: hmm. I'll get back to you on that one. I just cast off a pair of longies for the same swap in one of Joyce's other colourways in BFL, and that's gorgeous too. And the roving: well. I'm in love. I really am. The rate at which I'm going, I should have a spinning picture for you by the end of the weekend, which hasn't happened in a while.
So, the socks are swimming along. I ordered some beautiful tiny hedgehog buttons for the cuffs which should be here LONG before the socks are finished, but I'm trying to decide: solid coloured feet? Or variegated? Either could be good....

1 comment:

joyce said...

i'm very flattered! i'm glad you like everything.

i'm also totally blown away by how hedgehog looks in rock n weave! i would not have thought of that, and now i'm itching to go and try it (except that i have about 20 ufos). i can't wait to watch the socks progress!