Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sock Insanity

I'm working in my tenth pair of socks for the year and I'm not sure if I could make them more awesomely ridiculous.

I'm Ridiculous

Yes, those are tiger striped tabi socks.

This is the first time using Regia, a sock yarn I've heard really good things about. Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about the yarn. It seems less flexible, a bit more splitty, and crunchier than the Opal yarn (another much beloved brand) I used for the socks just before these.

I think they are going to result in some slightly snug socks because of the decreased flexibility but not so snug that they will be hard to wear. Especially if the socks relax after blocking, as most socks tend to do. That being said, socks made with this yarn are supposed to be insanely sturdy to the point of being guaranteed for ten years. So yeah, maybe wearing like iron will balance out the not-entirely-a-tactile-joy-to-knit-with aspect.

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