Sunday, June 17, 2012

Beautiful Barf!

Despite the fact that summer is here - although to be fair, with some of the rain that we have had this week, you really would not have know that was the case . . . I have been on quite the knitting program.  I would really like to get back into to my sewing, and I know that will happen soo, but in the meantime it has been quick and easy to pick up the needles and get knitting.

So, another pair of lazy Billy Basic socks - and I love them!

The yarn is a really hard wearing superwash/nylon blend from Garnstudio called Fabel, it is one of my favorite workhorse yarns.  I am a sucker for the self patterning yarn - I knit my first pair of socks from this type of yarn, and I will continue until my dying day.  I love the way the patterns evolve without any effort on my part - the stripes and fair isle are mesmerizing.  I think I like this yarn particularly as I cannot dye this.  Well, I probably could, but I would need to have to reskein to a 22yd circumference.  With a couple of greyhounds and a collie running around the house, disaster is likely to ensue.  So I buy the yarn, and am happy to do so.

So, nothing particularly remarkable or different about thee, other than I knit my usual 60 row sole, and really, the foot was a little long.  I only decreased to 32sts per sock, but funnily enough the short, blunt toe of these socks is somewhat reminiscent of mine!!

Another great pair of socks to add to my collection - I wonder what I shall knit next?  I suspect that my sewing will be on hold for a little longer as we are buying a new-build house and have some people coming to look at our house next weekend, and we are really nowhere near being ready.  If the house sells quickly and we get a long possession date, then I see some sewing on the horizon.

Either way, knitting or sewing, I love them both so cannot complain!

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