I have re-started the design socks, which have been named Calcetines del Agua (water socks). I’ve left the traveling stitches in tact, but have changed one highly textured motif to a more simple YO k2tog motif. It looks much nicer, and shows up better in the variegated Trekking yarn. I am pleased with it!
I was knitting these on my new Crystal Palace Bamboo size 0’s and got a little scared that I would snap a needle while cabling. So I switched back to my old favorites. Lo and behold, it turns out that all the while I’ve thought I was knitting socks on size 0’s, I have actually been knitting them on 00’s. No wonder when I went down a needle size one time, I felt like I was working with toothpicks; they were 000’s! Good to know, I guess. And I suppose my new bamboo needles will be reserved for plain St st socks from now on. Just a little paranoia, I suppose.
I mentioned in my last post that the front of Josephine was well underway. Here is the proof:
Tomorrow I’ll show you skeined yarn from the yarn dyeing extravaganza! It looks great, and I’m excited about knitting it up! But for now, it’s bedtime!