A Sock is Born
I started a sock last night and as you can see, I got quite a bit done on it. All the way to the heel turn! This is the Loganberry yarn from the Loganberry roving that I got at MDS&W and spun this summer. I am loving the way this yarn is knitting up. I love the random dots of color, the tiny stripes of turquoise that show up periodically just to surprise me. I love the sheen of the mohair (this is Mohair/Border Leicester Lamb's wool in a 50/50 blend) and the sock is so soft and yummy, I can't wait to get it done. I'm so happy with the yarn, that I'm not even getting bored of plain stockinette stitch. I'm thinking about trying a picot edge with a hem for the cuff, but we'll see how I feel when I get there. One of the things I love about socks is the way they are so fast and easy, you don't mind taking chances with them. I taught myself how to do Fair Isle knitting with two yarns in my left hand on socks. (I knit Continental anyway) I've messed with lace ribs as well as other texture patterns on socks and its just really fun to do. Especially if there is no Fun Furr involved!