Thursday, October 18, 2007

Progress to date.

Progress so far....

I finished the first of the Regia Cotton Color sock...




That makes FOUR socks this month...one pair and two singles, unfortunately. I got sick of the Anastasia socks (see previous post) and was seduced into Second Sock Syndrome by the above. However I AM going to cast on the second Anastasia sock tonight. FOR DEFINATE!

Why? Because I knitted the Regia sock above on 2mm dpns. Yup, this was okay, I can handle dpns...but they're not half as nifty as two circs, not for me anyway. So today I took a little trip to HK Handknit, which is undoubtably the most interesting yarn shop in Edinburgh. I bought two pairs of 2mm Addi Premium circs...no Turbos, unfortunately, but these looked more interesting than the bog standard Inoxes so I thought I would give them a try. Unfortunately I can't of course use them for the second Regia sock, because my tension/gauge would undoubtably be different. And the Anastasias are knitted on 2.25 Inoxes or something similar, so I have to use the same needles. And frankly, if I don't do the second Anastasia now, it's doomed. I can only hope that the interest of doing the second spiral in mirror image plus being back on circs again will see me through.

Then, of course, there's going to be the second Regia sock to finish. On dpns. Urk. Cunning plan here though. I'm going to knit a different colourway of the Regia, same pattern but on the Addis. If they measure close enough to my singleton above, I can knit the second one on Addis too. If not? Well, I like this colourway. I'll make the second sock, dpns or not. I'll use it as my in car project.

It's all getting a bit complicated, no? It gets worse. I bought this at HK.



Nice sock yarn or wot? It's Araucania Ranco Multi, from Chile, and for 100g/375g it cost a most modest £7.95.It's quite a firm spun yarn, but cushy and soft too. I think it would be better knitted on smaller needles than the recommended 3.25mm (6sts per inch) but then again, I'm a sloppy knitter. Incidentally, Jean remarked here that while she was winding the same yarn she thought it felt very familiar, and I can now see what she meant. It's possibly only hand-dyed in Chile? Or uses a base yarn from Chile that's also the base for another common brand. I only have STR, LLs and Claudia from the USA in stash at the moment and it's none of these. Similar, but slightly looser spun. Anyone got any ideas?

Oh well, off to cast on a sock....

3 comments:

JustApril said...

ooooooo purty new yarn

Nice sock, too =)

yvette said...

Prety sock and that new yarn is gorgeous.

Queen of the froggers said...

Very nice socks and yarn. Those cakes in past posts are gorgeous!