It's balanced! It's balanced! I am so proud of it as I thought I had overtwisted it when plying, but it's all turned out well.
That's the red stuff I was spinning up for Hui Leng. It's turned out quite well, despite how I feel about its redness. It's really red, and as I told Hui Leng, "It's a little too "Chinese New Year"-ish for me". If you've ever been with a Chines family durign Chiense new Year, you'll know what I mean. Chinese like red. Most Chiense seem to like that bright orange-y red that I hate. I like cooler reds, and this yarn, well, just a little too "fire-engine red" for me.
Hui Leng, I hope your daughter likes red as much as you say, cos this is REALLY red!
I also started a pair of socks for me. I used one of my own hand-dyed yarns
, in the "hyacinth" colourway
It was quick to knit. By Saturday night I had completed one side and on Sunday morning, I started the other side.
I got bored with the plain st st and decided to try a patterned stitch instead. SO the second sock is slightly different, but I am guessing that my feet won't complain.
There are two
columns of lace which will run down the front of the sock along the midline. It's a simple pattern, btu enough to keep me from getting too bored.
I knitted while at my in-laws' yesterday and I'm much further along in the sock than the picture shows. I hope to have it done by this weekend so I can use the leftovers for some baby socks or mittens. I love this colourway.. so fresh and floral!
Oh.. and just thought I'd mention it - I have new yarns up in the Etsy store
- Hyacinth is one of the new ones. I also have some alpaca, sport weight and worsted weight yarns.