June 14, 2005
Waschmaschinenfest 40° heiß waschbar weich und saugfähig strapazierfähig nicht filzend nicht einlaufend äußerst ergiebig hautsympatisch.
No, I haven't taken up German, but I've taken up German yarn!
I got my Sockapal-2-za Sock Pal info from Alison this afternoon. My Sock Pal's identity will remain secret from all of you throughout this event, but not his/her socks!
This is the yarn for the socks - Opal Handpainted - bouncy, springy, soft! Not exactly my colors (I'm not a fan of brown), but my Sock Pal will like it, I think. There's no gauge and recommended needle size listed, but it looks like it wants a US 1 or 2. It wants it, it wants it good! I have no idea what the label says, other than, "Opal Handpainted Sock & Sweateryarn, 100 g skein, ca. 425 m, 75% Schurwolle, 25% Polyamid." Oh, and of course it also says, "Happy Knitting." Those Opal folk, gotta love them, first they confuse me with their German, but then they wish me Happy Knitting in perfect English :).
The pattern? I'm still thinking. A part of me wants to knit a simple stockinette stitch sock (alliteration, anyone?) in order to preserve the lovely colors and any striping that may develop. Another part of me, the part you know so well, wants to add just a little glam, a little patterning or something. Not cables or lace - that would be useless with this pretty yarn - something simpler. I'll keep you updated.