Wednesday, June 07, 2006

It's a posh sock!

Looky what I made

And from another angle so you can see the short row heel

Now, I know this isn't Hedera, but I do have a good reason (honest) for knitting this sock. when my laptop died the pattern for Hedera was on it, and so I had to stop. The same day the laptop broke my first package from the posh yarns sock club arrived. I wasn't too keen on the colur, and truth be told I'm still not that fussed about it, but it is sooo soft. It's a blend of 70% merino and 30% cashmere and is very nice to knit with. It glides along the needles without being too slippy and knits up very evenly. my only gripe is that it isn't spun tightly enough for my liking, and so it splits quite easily. It's fine if you kep an eye on it, but I like knitting socks whilst watching TV and so there were a few points that I had to stop and fix split stitches. Still, it's a small gripe about an otherwise fantastic yarn.

Metis is finally blocking, and I'm hoping it will stretch in length just a teeny bit more than I originally planned for as my belly really shouldn't be exposed to the public ever. It covers me well enough, but when I stretch it rides up to show the wobble gut and it aint a pretty sight!


Blogger pictish said...

WOW!!! They're amazing :)) Absolutely gorgeous. I love the way the colours swirl round like that.
You're right about it splitting tho. You have to keep an eye on it.

8:02 am  
Blogger Helen said...

You also have to keep an eye on it because it's liable to wander off!! Glad you got it back!

5:47 pm  
Blogger acrylik said...

Oooh, I love the colours of the sock. I was wondering about joining the sock club, and now I've seen yours I'm even more tempted...

6:20 pm  

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