Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A Week in Knitting
Yesterday's hospital appointment was a long one, so I made plenty of progress on my new sock project.
This is the Narcissa Sock by Rachel Coopey from the "Unofficial HP-who-cannot-be-named-for-copyright- reasons" magazine. I am getting my money's worth out of this publication!
The yarn is utterly gorgeous. It is from Countess Ablaze and the colourway is called: "Nerds Prefer their Rainbows Darker"! It is very difficult to capture the colour in a photograph. Imagine a spiralling rainbow rubbed in charcoal, with sparkley bits through it...? The texture is slightly crisp and dry, possibly due to the sparkley bits, but I would forgive anything when it is so pretty!
Like the Mermaid's Song Shawl, the pattern included a new-to-me stitch to learn. This one is quite easy once you get the hang of it, and makes a very interesting twisty transition between the loops of what looks like a chain running up the side of the sock.
Obviously a semi-solid yarn colour would have been the sensible choice, but this combination called to me.
In other knitting news... um. Yeah. I must get back to my cardigan...