Tuesday, October 17, 2006

An Unlikely Pair

Left: Cascade Fixation sample sock, started 10/14, finished 10/16

Right: Regia Bamboo sample sock, started 10/6, finished 10/14

You already know how much I like Cascade Fixation, so here's a little blurb about the Regia Bamboo.

I'd heard mixed reviews about this yarn. Some people said that it didn't hold shape well and didn't have enough stretch - there were complaints that the ribbing was floppy. I didn't have this problem, in fact I love how the sock came out! I knit it on 2.5mm needles and the ribbing is fine. Even the stockinette has quite a bit of stretch. I have a couple balls of this yarn to make socks for myself and I'm looking forward to it!

In other news, we had a visitor at our knitting group last night! The wonderful Portland Knittyhead Helen was there! I met her when I was visiting Portland, and since she was in Boston we met up again. We hit a couple of yarn stores - Windsor Button and Newbury Yarns - and then went to Trident to have some dinner and knit.
Joanna came too!

On the way out we noticed the crazy window display in Ralph Lauren and had to take a picture.

Notice the crazy knit cabled tube top above my head, complete with matching wrist warmers!

And now to top it off, here are a few reader questions.

omly asks: "Your handspun looks even better plied. About what weight would you say it is?"

It's roughly a heavy worsted weight. It's a little thick and thin with a few sections that would branch into the bulky weight.

Amanda asks (re WEBS): "What did YOU buy for your stash?"

I was actually very good! I bought one 50g ball of sock yarn (enough for socks with short legs on my little feet) that I had never seen before Gedifra Fashion Trend Sportivo. At one of the other yarn stores I finally found the 2.25mm 40" Inox circs that I was looking for so I bought those too.


Blogger Alexis said...

Oh, good lord, could that be a worse picture of me.

11:10 AM  
Blogger sarahkate said...

I'm in love with the Regia bamboo. Do you realize that you have warped knitting time by finishing a sock two days before you started it? Impressive.

8:17 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
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    Fearless Fibers
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    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
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    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
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    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
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    Zen Yarn Garden

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