Tuesday, 10 March 2009

I crawled back to bed

I'm blogging late today because I crawled back to bed, and really, today, it is the only sensible thing to do. Unless you are in Siberia, Finland, any of Canada's 3 territories, or Alaska. Then you would be braver, stronger and better able to cope with these temperatures than I. -40C last night.

Without the wind chill.

It is still -40.1 C

I was up earlier, working on socks, because really, the only sort of knitting to do in this weather is sock knitting. Heavy sock knitting.

These are Chris's socks. I promised Chris a pair of socks last year at Christmas, and then promptly forgot them. One of the boys (I really should call them men. They are all of them, fully growed) reminded me. It only seemed right to get to Chris socks immediately. The yarn is Trekking 6 ply, a nice medium weight sock yarn, and I am really really pleased with the way the colours are softly fading from grey to charcoal, to black, and back. Its not quite a striping pattern, and yet it is a striping sort of yarn. Very pleased.

You know, the two Trekking 6 ply I have worked with have both been impressive. They make socks that still fit inside a regular shoe, but they work up fast. This is a healthy part of a foot, and was done up in about an hour and a half. We have another brand of heavier sock yarn coming in, one of the usual regular brands, but in a 6 ply. I haven't seen it yet, but I can't wait to try it out too.

There will always be a place in the world for regular sock weight yarn, but don't discount these slightly heavier weight yarns.

I have been thinking a lot about spring things, and summer weights and cotton, but if this keeps up, the only thing that is going to get knit is big heavy winter socks. It is going to be back to Big Fabel for me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard about your -40 this morning on my way to work. Brrr... Here it was a comparatively balmy -29. Glad you could go back to bed this morning. I think it was a good choice.

Too bad all that fleece wasn't already in nice warm quilt. It does bring back memories of childhood.