Monday, December 30, 2013

WIP: Waving Lace Redux

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Almost six years ago, I knit a pair of Waving Lace socks.  They are probably my favorite pair of hand-knit socks; they're a pretty color and pattern, and they go with almost everything.  They are also starting to look sad these days, which is beyond impressive, considering that they are one of my oldest pairs of surviving hand-knit socks.

The originals were knit in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock, which has worn like iron and survived through perhaps hundreds of machine washings and dryings.  It is kind of weird, though, because none of my other Lorna's Laces pairs held up so well - one of them actually ripped after only a few wearings!


So in honor of my poor Waving Lace socks - which shall soon be donated to the ratties - I started a replacement pair in yarn I got at Knit Fit from Intrepid Otter, a talented local dyer who makes the most gorgeous tonal and self-striping sock yarns.  The yarn is called Twist! and is a 80/20 merino/nylon blend, so I expect it to hold up almost as well as its predecessor.  So far, I love working with it.  The colorway is called Mother of Dragons, which is great, because Daenerys is a gorgeous badass and so are these socks.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday season - I'm off to knit more sock!

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