Yarn Along 7/4/12
Laura’s Blog Entry
Today I join in Ginny’s Yarn Along. What are you reading and knitting?
Right now I am reading Kane & Abel. It’s the story of two men, born the same day, on opposite sides of the world. It was interesting seeing their very different lives start to overlap. I enjoy period fiction. This starts around the turn of the century but apparently goes three generations into the future.
The knitting is pretty obvious for any “Doctor Who” fans. It’s a pair of Tardis Socks (Ravelry link) for Mari. The Tardis is the time machine used by the Doctor. It is disguised as a British police call box. Because nothing blends better in ancient Pompeii than a blue police box! I incorporated lots of modifications at the suggestion of many on Ravelry. I hope I can keep track of them all to list in the project notes when I am done! I love the look of the socks. Colorwork is cool. [Yes, that was a “Doctor Who” reference.] If you haven’t tried it before, you should.
Biggest challenge is getting the proper tension when you are carrying the yarns along the inside of the sock – so the fabric remains stretchy. Once you figure that out it is all smooth sailing…
[More “Doctor Who”. Somebody stop me!]
The main yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in color Sapphire Heather. It is the perfect shade of blue!