Sunday, August 21, 2011
Come Blog Along Pattern 02 Post 04
Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby
So that's the first Canal du Midi sock completed. The second is still to be cast on, but it will be soon I promise. The yarn is lovely - so soft with 20% alpaca content - but the colour is so dark that I find it really hard to see the stitches in the evening when I get home from work. And with so many of the stitches crossing back and forth on every round, I really need to see what I'm doing.
In her introduction to Knitting on the Road, Nancy Bush discusses sock yarn. "I knitted with yarns I love or wanted to try and hope you will use this list to discover yarns you love as well." For half a second I considered ordering the yarns and colourways that Nancy used; then I calculated the cost. The first pair used three different colours - forget it! Instead, I've tried to use various yarns in my stash as well as a few yarns I've picked up here and there. As incentive to get a move on with the second Canal du Midi sock I treated myself to new sock yarn for the next pair: Rocky Mountain Dyeworks. This colourway is called "Dandelion" and I can't wait to try it!