knit self-striping socks!! seriously, people who dont know better think you’re really clever when they see all these marvellous coloured stripes emerge from your needles. they expect to discover that its really tricky, and requires lots of changes in different coloured yarns, and are amazed when you tell them that no, the yarn does it all by itself. the best yarns are the ones that have evenly spaced and repeating stripe pattern, like the fabulous yarntini. i had my first bite at the yarntini cherry last month, and yesterday, while sitting in a camp chair at a flyball comp, i finished the first sock:
this is lovely yarn, and i want to only ever yarntini on my feet from now on, but i am actually gifting these to my sister, who does roller derby. they just scream ‘skating socks’ dont you think? dont worry, i have plenty of other self-striping yarns to chose from for myself, including the next edition of the yarntini self striping club which is the lovely green and blue in the top left corner below:
there is one more yarntini package to come, and other regia colourways to collect, and a couple of yarn markets coming up over the next few months which will no doubt add to this collection, so i am not likely to run out of trick-knitting anytime soon. meanwhile, todays photos are brought to you from my bed, because i have the flu. and its not even winter yet. sigh.