I have stalled out on my cross stitching for the moment. Our grand daughter went to a day camp a few weeks ago and while there she picked up a virus..... likely just a cold. She generously shared it with me. No one else got sick which is why it was likely just a cold virus. Anyhow, as usual when I get a cold I end up with a sinus infection and on antibiotics. All is better now though and I’m back to feeling like my normal self again. So instead of cross stitching which takes concentration and focus and counting, none of which I was up to, I worked on some knitting. I finished a pair of socks that have been on the go for at least a couple of years.
My friend Gail stopped by briefly on their way home from a cottage vacation to drop off a birthday gift for me. We were supposed to go visit them while they were at the cottage, but that cold virus had other ideas and no one else wanted it to be shared. She gave me a skein of sock yarn which was the incentive to get that other pair finished. This is the yarn. It is dyed such a way as to automatically give an interesting striping design while being knitted. I love this type of sock yarn. It is so much fun to see the design emerge while knitting.So much fun in fact that I finished the first sock in record time... 4 days. And then I started the second sock, thinking that I would continue on and get them both done in a week. But I seem to have stalled. But that’s ok, it was a let's see if I can do it sort of thing rather than a necessity. The yarn is made by a company called Schachenmayr with the brand name Regia. They have a large selection of colours and striping designs available in most good yarn stores and certainly online should any of you have an interest in making fun socks.
I’m going to link up with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then check out what the rest of the slow stitchers are up to.
That is so so cool! I've never seen that kind of yarn that generates a pattern. But then again I am a beginning knitter. So glad you are feeling better!ReplyDelete
Nice yarn and pretty socks. It’s amazing how much a cold can take out of a person. Glad you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Lovely socks, I especially love the new ones, just my colors!ReplyDelete
I’m glad you like the sock yarn…seeing the patterns emerge as you knit eggs you on to finishing faster!ReplyDelete
I love that sock yarn. What a nice gift. I like the red socks too. Enjoy your knitting. Glad you are feeling better.ReplyDelete