I have something new to share with you. Like some other knitters, I often like to bring a little project along, and one of the easiest projects to take along is a sock. And my kids love hand-knit socks, so what do I do? You guessed it, I knit them socks when I have some time that my hands are not busy, and I can’t go do something else. It was my oldest son’s turn to get a pair of socks, and I had found a really cool sock yarn for him. He approved, and off I went, starting just after summer break. Well, last week they finally got their toes kitchenered closed. I think they had been waiting for 2 weeks for that, because that is the only part of the socks that I do not know by heart yet. And then they disappeared onto my son’s feet before I thought about taking a picture! So here they are, freshly washed, and a picture taken before my son comes home and claims them again.
The pattern is just plain vanilla, 2×2 rib board, straight knitting down the leg and a slip stitch heel. Easy to do while paying attention to other things. The yarn? Oh of course you want to know about the yarn! The yarn is called Naked Sock from Wisdom Yarns, a brand under the Universal Yarn Umbrella. The color is called Trapeze, color number 101, and it is actually completely wool free. It is however machine washable and dry-able! Very important when making socks for kids… The actual composition, according to the label is 93% Acrylic, and 7% PBT. Yes, I went to find what PBT actually is, and have given you a link. Basically it is like Lycra, kind of elastic, and this yarn has quite a bit of stretch to it. It is put up in 100 gram balls, with 430 meters (470 yards) in that one ball. It was fun to knit with, once I got used to the stretchiness.
Of course I am still tatting, and TIAS day 6 is up, so I did my best, and got it finished.
I still have no idea what it is going to be. I keep changing my mind, and keep remembering that 1 little bead that will be added sometime before the end! I still have no idea, especially since there is only 1 bead needed. Most of the people, including a ballgown or crinoline lady would have 2 eyes, because usually they are not created in profile… And if the zigzag chain would be a garland or belt/ribbon (as some have been guessing), it would usually go down the right front (do not ask me why…) In other words, I am totally lost too! On the other hand, it could be a surprise, be a monk, dancing belle, looking off to the side. I am having much more trouble being patient now that I am part of the TIAS. When I was just watching, I was much more patient to find out what it was.
I guess we will see what the next part brings!