We’ve enjoyed some fresh snow at the farm. I love to watch and see how much snow the boughs will hold before tipping their load. Alas, this snow in not accumulating, but melting as we head into a January thaw. So instead of snow shoeing, back to knitting it shall be.
I’m looking forward to doing some special knitting projects this winter but haven’t yet settled on what that will be, so in the meantime I’m topping up inventory. Today, from the stash of Noro that simply won’t die…
Kureyon Sock is fingering weight 70% Wool 30% Nylon. The label says to hand wash but I use a delicate cycle on the washing machine with no surprises. Dry flat though.
The yarn is a single ply with much thick and thin and most balls have a fair amount of trash in them. It likes to twirl back on itself while knitting, but I’ve found this greatly reduced if I wind my cakes in the opposite direction to what I usually do – for me, that means cranking counter clockwise on the ball winder.
The socks pictured are all size Small, knit with the 54 cylinder on the Legaré 400.
My Christmas Amaryllis is wonderful this year. Just barely started to open on Christmas day, but within a few days – 4 beautiful blooms. I like to have flowers in the house in any season. But especially in winter, when the bright colours can add a little cheer to the frequently grey skies.