You’re all going to think that I’m a really fast knitter and that I’m whipping up a pair of socks every two days…
Trust me, that’s not the case! It takes me about three days per sock, 3+3= 6 days/pair and by day four I’m itching to get them done and on my feet! I finished this pair last night and felt quite triumphant… I was struggling through the last half of the second sock, and decided that I was sick of making things in pairs, and my next project was going to be something single no matter what!
I am obviously unwell, because no less than 30 minutes after I had kitchenered that second toe, I had cast on another pair, eep… but more about that another time!
So how about that yarn! It is one of the colourways dyed by a lovely Wellingtonian lady named Tash, a.k.a Knitsch who is without a doubt, the provider of the grooviest sock yarn in New Zealand… possibly anywhere! It is 100% supertwist merino, so has no nylon in it and is very different to knit with! I loved it, I must say, it feels strong and durable and the colours are so zingy, and if I had one word to describe this yarn I would say “boingy.” I was determined to get the toe just right on this pair, no knitting at parties, no knitting at polytech, it was concentration-central with these babies, and I finally managed it!
I had intended to knit these at the same time, to ensure that the dreaded single sock syndrome that has been threatening to occur lately didn’t happen, but as you can see, that first one got away on me… it’s the boingyness, this yarn knits up faster than other stuff seems to. (yay!)
Possibly the coolest socks in my drawer… As the yarn seems to be a weeny bit thicker, these have turned out to be quite a bit bulkier than my faery socks even though I used the same pattern and needles… they are on my feet now and are particularly snuggly… I forsee many more pairs in the near future….
So how about that Kitchener Stitch? Kitchener is now my friend… I’ve graduated from being dependent on the Knitwitches YouTube video, to being able to do it from a book, and think that by the time I reach the toe on my next sock, I might just have it in my head!
I am particularly proud of my toes….
So! Sock particulars!
The Pattern: Same as usual, I’m sticking with it until I feel like I’m sock-sussed! (Maybe one more pair and then I’ll get adventurous!)
The Yarn: Knitsch 100% supertwist merino, colourway Ganguin. You can check out her online shop HERE and her shop blog HERE! Her shop, Holland Road Yarn Company is fabulous and I’m going on a sneaky road trip out there tomorrow… note to self, try not to buy more sock yarn! Well, not too much more anyway….
Sock Satisfaction Rating: 10/10, these are bouncy, cuddly, snuggly and warm, plus they have the added bonus of being incredibly bright and funky, I can’t wait to show them to my Mum.
OK then, well I’m off for today! I’m in the middle of writing an essay, 12 topics in 1500 words, my my, I’m discovering it’s waaaaaaaaaaaay harder to write a short essay than a long one! The more I write the more confused I’m getting… wish me luck! Oh, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway if you haven’t already!
Have a lovely day,
Love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX