Friday, July 12, 2013
Finished Object Friday
Pattern: Totally Vanilla by Alice Yu
Yarn: Cricket Cove Handpainted Fingering in "Rainbow" colourway
Needle Size: US 0 (2 mm)
Comments: This sock pattern takes the knitter through the steps of knitting a sock for perfect fit. Believe it or not, I did knit a gauge swatch for them! Following directions and based on the math I was walked through I cast on 64 sts - much less than my usual 68-72 sts on size 0 needles. The fit is really good, although I don't think I'd risk anything but handwash and lay flat to dry with these. Still it's been a good exercise for me. Seems I'll be making my socks a bit narrower from this day forward.
The yarn is a rustic, slubby heavy fingering or light sport weight wool from Cricket Cove. Recalling my conversation with the shop owner in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, I think the base is from Briggs and Little. The colourway has pooled throughout these socks, but after several false starts with this yarn and other patterns, I expected it. I'm just grateful that the pools of yellow/orange aren't exclusively on one side of the sock or the other. There's also nothing very matchy about this pair. Life's been so busy and my brain is so full that I just haven't had the energy to fight with the yarn. And as it turns out, the yarn did just fine without my interference.
That's it from me on this finished object Friday. I'm linking up with Tami's Amis again today, and as soon as I hit "Publish" I'm headed there to read through the links. There's a mystery amigurumi CAL wrapping up today and I can't wait to see what animal is revealed:)