Here we are a week later and a week closer to May and yet another major winter storm has descended upon us and if you can believe it, another one may be on the way this weekend......sigh. Yesterday the temps were so warm that most of the remaining snow had melted, but another 10-12 inches due to replace it today..aagghhh!
A few days ago, I showed a picture of this yarn along with a glimpse of a pattern. The pattern is a Heartstrings pattern, called Heart Socks . I thought that the heart shaped lace pattern would be perfect for these hot pink socks. Unfortunately the pattern was written for a sock weight yarn and larger needles. I tend to knit on the loose side, so I took a chance at it, but quickly found that it would be too small once the first set of decreases took place, so I decided to change gears and look for another pattern as I really didn't feel like fussing with making this one work.
I managed to find a pattern that called for the original amount of cast on stitches that the cuff had already been knit with, so I started again, using this cuff. The pattern is
A childs fancy silk stocking from Knitting Vintage Socks. This pattern does call for a different cuff, but given that I had already knit 2 inches previously and fell in love with the cushy feeling of the 2 x 2 ribbing, that I decided to just leave this cuff on and continue on with Nancy's lace pattern.
The sock yarn is my hand~dyed Merino/Tencel. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this yarn, in fact I was convinced that I would probably prefer the bamboo blend, but I am finding as I am knitting with this that I may actually prefer the tencel blend. Of course, the true test will be the "on the foot" test. :-)
Stay warm and dry....where ever you are :-)