For today’s project, I went decidedly different and chose the Tara socks by Janneke Maat. The twisted stitches and cables were a perfect fit for the BitsyKnits Sock82me yarn that I got at Rhinebeck 2012.
The yarn is great for cables – 8 plies make it a beautiful, round yarn and give it wonderful stitch definition. Look at how those twisted stitches pop!
I do have one issue though – the yarn seems over-plied. Look at those twists in the pic. Every few rounds I have to hold the ball up and let the sock dangle so it untwists. I’m not sure if all Sock82me yarn is that way or just this particular hank that I got.
The other challenge with this project is the color. I often bring a sock with me to the bar and I can’t do that with this yarn – it’s just too dark. So I fear it may take me longer to knit than typical. My goal is to have these socks – and all Rhinebeck 2012 yarn – done before this year’s Rhinebeck. It’s so great to walk around the fairgrounds knowing that I used everything I bought last year. And yes, it does free me up to buy more. The circle of (knitting) life.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.