OK, I need some advice – is it me, or am I in a sock slump?
The yarn is Regia Bamboo – I forget where I bought it (a small yarn store in PA). The pattern is Dublin Bay – I saw it recently on Craftlily and thought it would make good train knitting. Which it does. Its great train knitting – nothing complicated, easy to memorize. I am just not sure I like it in this yarn. And I’m not sure I like the yarn. I just thought it would stripe. Because after all…this ball LOOKS like it should stripe, right?
This actually reminds me of KnitPicks Dancing – and I have a pair of socks made out of that I never wear. I just don’t like the whole mottled look thing. Honestly, why the hell did I think this would stripe? Anyway….so I decided that I’d give them to Cieara. Who gave them a look and that “um, oh, yeah, um, sure, they are nice….”. So here I am again – I’m not crazy about them, Cieara isn’t crazy about them…time to send them to the frog pond, eh? Anyone interested in the bamboo yarn? Its yours! I will say – it feels like I’m knitting cotton sock yarn. Sort of interesting, but I think I’ll head back to wool. I’m a bit scared though – I’m really not doing too well on socks lately.
I am clipping along on Ariann – believe it or not – I think I may finish it tomorrow. I’m hoping. I took the day off work (no, not to finish the sweater – I took it off before I realized I was this close…). I may get up really early and finish it. Its cold here today and through the weekend so I could wear it before it gets warm again. I’m so excited. And I’m starting to look for my next project….yes, yes, I know there are other things in the knitting basket, but they are for winter…and I’m thinking spring! Just need to find the perfect yarn (I can’t believe I don’t have it in the stash, but I have mostly wool, and I’m thinking cotton/linen….anyone have any experience in this?)