Sunday, May 06, 2007
Bavarian Rockstar Begins
I've got the yarn, I've settled (for now) on a pattern, and I have one toe. The Sundara yarn looks a little darker in these photos than in my last post, and is closer to the actual color, at least on my monitor. I've started the Bavarian Rockstar pattern, which I've decided upon based on it being toe-up and less ubiquitous than some of my other choices. I just realized that this also makes my sock wholly Pacific Northwest--the yarn and pattern are both local, though both were purchased online. I swatched yesterday with size US1 needles, but the gauge was too big so I've started this sock on Knitpicks size 0s. I'm pretty happy with the gauge / cable pattern, and my plan is to start sock #2 from the other end of the yarn cake and then knit both at the same time. When I knit two socks at once, the gauge tends to be more consistent, and that will likely be important since I'm not planning to race through this pair. Here's another view, with foot out:
Renaissance Yarns anniversary sale. The color is very matchy-matchy with the yarn, and so far they are working well--no snagging, no flying off the needles into the mouths of dachshunds.