New and old
Here is a jaywalker, finished. Once again, perfectly decent knit socks look weird off my feet. One more sock foot to go. I hate knitting the feet.
I messed up the increase/decrease pairs on the chevron pattern when I changed to the short row heel. It could have been a Wendy's 'fast and wrong' segment on her podcast. I didn't notice it was getting smaller and smaller until I got near the toe. So I ripped it and decided a plain foot was fine.
The weather has become cooler, so Lenny (my wheel) and I have been spending some time together. This is some self-dyed BFL, and my first time Navajo plying. I guess it's around DK.
It's uneven and I'm underspinning the finer singles a bit too. I did reach my goal of making a 'striping' yarn, and I am getting better. Perhaps I'll make a diagonal scarf with it. I hope before the next sheep and wool to be able to spin evenly enough for sweater quantity. I'd love a cushy targhee pullover.
I started my husband's socks out of Knitpicks new yarn Gloss. I promised I'd write a mini review for some of you.
Gloss is %70 merino and %30 silk blend. Besides a bit of sheen, it behaves pretty much like standard merino yarn. The solid colors have a ever-so slight heathered effect when knitted up, which I enjoy, and the fabric is pleasing. It doesn't want to split (my test- kfb increases on US1). It's a four ply yarn and while it's not spun as tightly as a yarn like koigu, it is spun more tightly then most of the other knitpicks yarns like Palette. Only time will tell how it wears, but I suspect it may pill a bit on hard wearing areas like socks. We'll see. I want to pick up some Regia silk at Rosie's eventually to compare it with.