I finished the Comwy socks last week:
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in Tuscany colorway
Pattern: Comwy by Nancy Bush from Knitting on the Road
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo, US 2
Time: Uhh...I don't know! February, 2007
These socks are for Seth's Aunt Bambi, who we will see this weekend in Boston. She is a librarian in Concord, Mass, and treats me like I was sunshine. I don't see or talk with her much, so I wanted to do something extra sweet for her, and what better than handmade socks? I agree, nothing.
I've had a complication with the fair isle cardigan, and she is in time out till I figure out what to do, so, last night, I wound yarn for another pair of socks. The color is Farmhouse, and it's from Socks That Rock.
I love the color. Love it. But this yarn isn't the best feeling. I have the medium-weight, and the band says 8sts to an inch, but on my US2s I'm getting 6sts. I've knit with thicker yarns (re: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Schaffer Laura) but this stuff feels like denim. I am not impressed. And I have at least 5 more skeins of STR yarn in this same weight.
Oh, and I had an idea for a farmhouse sock design, but...yeah...that sucked too, so I have a pretty long gauge swatch that I'll measure, reconfigure, and rip. Maybe I'll try some US3s. But the color is beautiful. That will have to keep my interest, because the feel of the yarn sucks. What a pity. Is it just me? Anyone else experience this with STR?