Recently, I decided to add a news filter for knitting to my google reader so that in addition to my regular reading I can see what sort of knitting stories are out there. Today I came across a story from the Guardain about the Poetry Society in the UK literally knitting a poem in honor of their 100th year.
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Pattern: Show Off Stranded Socks by Anne Campbell
Yarn: Aisling Yarn in Being There that I got from the CT sheep and wool festival
Overall, I liked the pattern and I’m happy with my socks. I’m still not convinced that this yarn and pattern combo are ideal but I didn’t feel like ripping them out and just went with it. I think a yarn with shorter lengths of color would take better advantage of the stranded pattern and provide more visual interest. The long colorway here results in the strands blending in and not popping like they should. I did enjoy the different heel construction though. It was the first time I made socks without doing the conventional heel flap so it good learning experience for me.
In other news the new Fall Twist Collective is out, and I love soo many of the patterns in this issue. I don’t even know where I would start if I was going to make one of the sweaters, they’ll all beautiful.