So, I am knitting my first little pair of socks. The hand dyed yarn is some I am working on for the new Madtosh "tuff sock" yarns for the shop. This yarn is fabulous, with a nice and tightly twisted ply for some seriously long wearing and durable little socks. I am also really smitten with the stitch definition in these suckers. Each little stitch just pops out at ya!
And since I love this sock yarn sooo much. Look for it with a couple new faces in the shop soon.
Meet the newbies:
silk lace - all the madtosh color ways you love in some yummy 100% hand dyed lace yarn.
soft sock - the good old madtosh sock yarn, squishy soft and 462 freakin yards long.
luxury sock - (new!) 50% Superwash Merino 50% Tencel - 400 yards of pure divinity and silky luster.
tuff sock - (new!) Superwash Merino with a round firm twist to the yarn which makes for a very hard wearing and durable sock yarn with great stitch definition to show off those fabulously hand dyed stitches mind you.
As for the fiber fest:
We really had a blast, tornadoes and all. Yes, a tornado touched down not to far from us on Friday night. Such fun and no surprise with the way Texas weather can change at the drop of a cowboy hat.
We met so many new people and I was introduced to the concept of afterthought heels. Yes, I know most of you have already heard of them. But hey, it's new to me and exactly the heel that I will be adding to my first little sock.
I also got to look inside Mary Kay's book, (hello Mary Kay) Sensational Knitted Socks. Inside are some great patterns for newbies and get this, the patterns are written for 4 or 5 dpn's and circs. You get to choose. Fabulous darlings, fabulous.
I finished the back on the tank top pattern and have cast on for the front, which given the size 13 needles I am using should not take too long. But those socks. I just can't put those little suckers down, I am telling you. I am starting to see why they are so addicting. They're small, easy to carry around, fast, instant gratification type knitting. Perfect for a Gemini.