Close up - can you see how this yarn shines? I don't know if it's the bamboo or the nylon in the yarn. (you can click on the pic to see it better)
I knit the lace pattern only on the front needles. Because it's so stretchy I decided to do ribbing in the back to hold it up better.
I'm never bitching about yardage again. You can totally knit a pair of socks with two balls 170yds each and have some leftovers as well, even in bigger sizes. These socks are women size 10 and I had 8g leftover (each ball). The legs including cuffs are 7" long. I could have used it all up, but I didn't want to. I made them toe-up to be on the safe side. I was prepared to make ankle socks, even though I don't especially like them. It was so much fun to knit socks again!
I found the stitch pattern (Lace Zig Zag) in my 365 Knitting Stitch calendar (it's November 1st). I've wanted to try it out for ages. A very easy and fast pattern, easy to remember. Since Panda Wool is 46% Bamboo, 43% Wool, and 11% Nylon, it's quite lovely to wear, I think you can even wear it now, if you have cold feet (for whatever reason). I cast on 60 sts and increased on the leg towards the cuff to 64 sts, on 2.25mm 5 DP needles. These socks are a gift for someone very dear to me.
And because I've seen them on so many blogs from Germany ( they seem to be very popular over there), I had to make one myself. I'm talking about the tiny sock of course. I think it's very cute and will be making myself one or two. I've tried on the socks before I washed them. They are VERY stretchy and squooshy. I should have used 2mm needles, don't know why I didn't. Maybe because I've only got metal DP in 2mm size.
This is a Canadian Quarter, by the way. I've used the Jojo-heel here as well. I quite enjoyed knitting this tiny one.
Biko is watching out the front window, and nothings going on, otherwise she would tell me all about it.
After finishing the socks, I even had time to spin for an hour. After two days of NOT having time to spin, my fingers were itching to hold some roving.
I did glance at the left front of the cardigan, and decided - not today. Tomorrow..... No further distractions. No more fun projects until it's done. That should get me motivated!
Oh, by the way, I've been tagged by Michele. So sorry, but I'm really stubborn about certain things, so I will not play. You can go and read her meme. She's got a lovely blog with a lot of wonderful knits to look at, and she's got free sock patterns as well!