Monday, May 14, 2007

Knitter's ADD Strikes Again

More evidence of my knitter's ADD: I HAD to start knitting with the Sundara Cherry Blossoms sport merino, I just had to. So I started Jeanie Townsend's Peach Petals Socks with the same tubular cast-on as for the Embossed Leaves socks. I really like that cast-on for magic loop, it makes it much easier for me to join. It was worth the pain of learning to cast on alternating knit and purl sts. Now this yarn is not only beautiful, it yummy to knit with. Really lovely. Has a kind of springiness usually seen in crepe yarns (but I believe it is plied) that makes it very nice to knit. I'm using size 4 circs and my gauge in stockinette st is about 8 sts/in; the yarn is stretchy, the cast-on is elastic, and I am a sock-optimist: I am always hopeful that socks will fit. Maybe not perfectly, but they will fit. We shall see.


fleegle said...

I want to eat that yarn. Looks soft, too.

I just joined that knitalong--I saw the Kansas Wheat pattern on the Knitter Guy blog and had to have it for a green variegated yarn I have here.

fleegle said...

Whoops. It was CriminyJickets blog!

Lindag said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that yarn!!
There'll be a very happy recipient of those socks!!! Gorgeous!