Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Really Corny



I'm working on a pair of socks, probably a guy gift, although I'm not sure how well these will wear. The yarn is Maizy from Crystal Palace. Can't seem to capture the color, which is more of a taupe than gray as shown.

This yarn is 82% corn fiber and 18% elastic nylon. It's soft, but really splitty and if you drop a stitch, it's unlovely picking it up.

I have two more skeins of this, in white. A pure white is not that easy to find in sock yarn, and that's why I got it, but I'm not looking forward to knitting with it.

And how many times have I tried making socks with two circs??? Quite a few, and I am still stubbornly old fashioned and return to the double points. Just can't seem to stand the dangle and tangle that you get with two circs.

6 comments:

Guinifer said...

Yes! Dangle and tangle! That is such a perfect description, and exactly how I feel about it too!

Kathy said...

Is this yarn billed as a sock yarn?

My mom wants me to make her white socks, so I know what you mean - not easy to find.

I am a DPN fan also. If it's not broken, why fix it???

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

Thank you for your lovely comment the other day on my blog. Everything turned out just fine, thank you. The casino, on the other hand...

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

Oh, forgot to mention that I hate DPN's. I learned how to make socks on two circs, two at a time, and I've never had a problem with dangle and tangle. It's all in how you hold the yarn coming from the skein to the needles and how you turn your work. Once you understand how that works, then no more tangling! DPN's make me crazy, although I use them if I have to.

Jen said...

Well, it's very cool that the yarn has corn fiber in it. It's too bad it's all splitty. I hate that! :)

stch said...

It's comforting to hear (read) that some folks prefer knitting with DPN's too. Totally can relate to the "dangle and tangle" of using circs. I can't quite get the hang of using them iether. After too many attempts, I gave up and remained with using DPN's.