Sittin' Here Knittin' - Old one

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sock Sock Sock

Sock progress is screaming along (at least relative to my sock knitting history). The first pattern stitch was a simple broken rib. I'm working on the heel now and should have it turned soon. I tried a few new things this time. Like switching to a smaller needle for the heel and bottom. I hope it helps improve the feel of the sock.

The yarn is that Austerman Step yarn with Aloe and Jojoba Oil. I love this stuff. I got a few questions about it when I posted that I'd be using it and now that I have for a little while I can answer them.

It's not oily at all, just very soft. It's a strong yarn (I don't think I could snap it in two, scissors required). The striping is fun and I love the color combinations they use in the yarn. It is a touch pricier than a standard wool but I think that is to be expected. The label claims that the Aloe and Jojoba will last through 40 washings. I think that's a pretty strong claim. I wonder after it wears out if I'll even notice? I'd expect the socks to be "worn in" by then. I'm already looking forward to the next skein I have of it that's in shades of blue.


At 5:44 PM, Blogger CynCyn said...

i need some of that yarn! i want both colorways that you have. crap a long stash a long! it looks great!

At 10:03 PM, Blogger Chris said...

And are your hands wonderfully soft now that you've knitted with it a bit? :)

At 6:33 AM, Blogger Wanda said...

I like the colors of this sock yarn. And you are crusin' along on that sock there. maybe you might like socks more?


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