Here are the pictures that I promised, no big surprise that they are sock related.
Two parcels of woolly deliciousness, with what is in m,y stash I have more than enough to knit my hoped for 2 pairs a month.
The Regia pairfect will possibly be my first proper pair of toe up, I will make a trial pair first though. The Cole's ZigZag is in one of my favourite colourways but I have not knitted with the Drops Fabel wool before. I like the fact that it comes in 50 g balls, no winding off half a ball to knit both socks in tandem. The plain black will make heels and toes to help stretch my multi colored yarn.
I have not knitted with either the Sirdar Heart & Sole or the Coop Socks Yeah and look forward to trying them out, the WYS does feature in my stash and I find that it knits up well.
It is strange how we all seem to find different qualities in the same yarns. At Knit and Natter yesterday I mentioned that I was not liking the Head over Heels, and had agreement from other knitters. None of us could quite put our finger on why, it just does not handle or feel comfortable to use. I love the WYS yarn but another prolific knitter finds it splitty and slippy to use. I think that the needles you use and how you knit must have a great deal to do with it.
Bedsocks for my chilly footed friend, I made 2 samples and we had a trying on session yesterday. This size was just about perfect, Drops Alaska on a size 4mm needle, 40 stitches and a very short cuff and leg. I have knitted one to the last few stitches and am almost there with it's partner. I will not finish the round toe off until she has tried them on, I then have the option of another 2 rounds or frogging back 2. I have a fair bit of this yarn in the stash and as it takes 2 x 50 gm balls for a pair I will have no odds and sods to use or bin. Cue a happy dance.
On the subject of odds and sods I was given a bag full yesterday, I have not looked through it yet, and hope to make some of my donation hats with it.
The leftover 4 ply sock yarn will possibly go into a blanket, I really don't need another but do not fancy weaving all the ends in on stripey socks. I could use the magic knot to join but am wary of them slowly coming undone.
This morning is warm and a bit damp, I believe that we should expect this for a few days. I don't mind I have plenty to keep me occupied indoors.
Bum, I just realised that my tea is cold, I am off to make another.