Yarn Along – 2/10/16
Another finish! These were my Christmas Eve Cast On. What a fun tradition. I will be buying a special yarn and starting sock again next Christmas Eve.
These are my own toe-up sock pattern with an afterthought heel. I knit with 56 stitches on size 0 needles. This time I tried putting in two purl stitches on the side of each leg (on either side of two knit stitches). This gave a nicer fit to a stockinette sock.
Yarn is Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colorway. I even worked on them while watching the New Year episode of Sherlock. The height of nerdiness!
This yarn is so soft. I hope that it wears well. We shall see!
I love that these go nearly to the knee. I tried doing a long bit of ribbing at the top. I think I like the fit with that as well.
As for reading, I am branching out this week to read a graphic novel: Y The Last Man. I have started with Book One which was available at our library. I had it on request for about six months, so I guess it is a pretty popular series! It is a post-apocalyptic story (are we sick of those yet?) from back in 2003, so this book was on the starting end of the trend. It’s the story of Yorick, the only man who has survived a planet-wide plague. The earth is left with only women. And Yorick.
I am enjoying it – mostly because it is a good story that has humor and a lot of pop culture references. I think I am willing to give Book Two a try, if I can ever get a copy of it from the library. FYI – Not kid-friendly or YA. This is an adult title.
Joining Ginny and friends in the Yarn Along.
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