The pattern calls for a ribbed edge but I am thinking about replacing it with a contrasting facing to perk it up a bit. I have these three shades of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran which I am trying to decide between. What do you think? Will any of these do or should I go for something a little less sober? Shocking pink? Lime green?
Knitting away on a grey project, no matter how great the tactile pleasure means that I am very receptive to splashes of colour but nothing could prepare me for the sock in the eye of this month's offering. Those of a nervous disposition may need to brace themselves. Natalie claims that my spirited advocacy for this particular shade is partly responsible for this..
My bobbin has been empty for the last couple of weeks but I couldn't wait to get spinning on this. The fibre is Blue Faced Leicester which is a fibre I enjoy spinning very much. I decided, however that I wanted to spin a yarn where the colours are more blended than they are in the roving. I have in my mind the shades of a Tequila Sunrise so I have broken the roving into shorter lengths so that the runs of colour are limited and when plied will give random gradations of yellow through orange to red. That's the theory anyway, let's see whether my spinning skills are good enough to translate my vision into reality!
Last Saturday I taught my first sock class at IKnit. Whenever I teach I realise how much I enjoy it. Classes always attract such a diverse and interesting group of people and it's a pleasure to share my enjoyment of sock knitting with others, some of whom start off looking very dubious! As usual everyone proves themselves to be entirely equal to the task. I'm looking forward to next week when we tackle the heel turn.
Teaching reminds me that when I started this blog almost a year ago my objective was to record my development as a knitter. I have therefore been doing a bit of reading.
* Borrowed from an album title by Jackie Leven