Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Anyway....two new WIPs. The first one is from the Little Box of Socks and is called the Faceted Rib sock. I've sort of blown off the directions and am just using the actual Faceted Rib pattern on a toe-up sock. I love toe-up, using Judy's magic cast on and the increase directions from Sensational Knitted Socks. Anyway, the faceted rib adds a bit of zing to a self-striping sock yarn, and I'm pleased with the results. The yarn itself is Vesper Sock Yarn in Love Stinks Yeah Yeah.
I like the Vesper: love the colors but not crazy about the base yarn, so average it out and it is like.
The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Silky wool, which I used to just like but now I love (maybe I should start the Kim Knits Yarn Rating Scale?). Love the colors, love how the yarn feels, love how it is to work with.
Obviously I have miles to go on Ahlstrom but stay tuned!