Completed Regia socks

Finished Regia socks: click for larger picture! I’m only just getting around to uploading my photos, but I finished these socks… um… a couple of weeks ago now, I think. You will notice that the cat refused to get out of the frame – see below for an even better example of that. *g*
Anyhow, these were made in Regia’s ‘Mini Ringel Color’ shade #5217, which as you can see is nice and bright! I made them with 2.5mm DPNs using a basic sock pattern that I got free with some Opal yarn ages ago, although slightly modified since I made them longer (to the top of my calves) so they’d go well under my DMs. Therefore it needed to be a bit wider at the top – I actually cast on 6 extra stitches and decreased further on down, but I think in future I should just start with larger needles. The finished socks are a bit stiff feeling… not too tightly knitted, but the yarn itself. I think they’ll soften up after they’ve been washed though, as my Opal ones certainly have.
In other news, this time I’m trying posting using w.bloggar – let’s see how it goes…
Now back to the sock pics:

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Socks in progress

I keep reminding myself that I really should start using this blog again. And then I don’t get around to it. Like before, I’ve been spending to much time thinking about the how, and none whatsoever on making any actual entries. So now I’m going to just jump straight in with a knitt-y post. Ta-da!
Regia Socks in progress thumbnail One of my current projects is the socks you can see on the right there (click the pic to take a look at the larger version of it in the photo album section). I do like all the self-patterning sock yarns you can get, even if they are way too addictive and expensive for me right now. But basically, the fact that the yarn produces the pattern means that you can knit socks without having to pay much attention, so they’re the perfect thing to have on the go as something to take around with you. Yay socks! Does get a bit boring, mind you, so I’m currently on the lookout for a more interesting sock project – maybe something with lace or cables or something. We shall see.
Anyhow, I spose I do need to rearrange the categories for this blog again. Bah. And have a poke at the sidebar in general while I’m at it. I’ve been meaning to add that LibraryThing widget, after all.