I am working on a new pair of socks, using this nice bamboo yarn from S.R. Kertzer called On Your Toes. It’s a blend of 75% bamboo and 25% nylon, in a 4 stranded yarn. Each strand is a different colour, which gives the yarn this nice multi-coloured hue. It’s soft and squishy, and pretty easy to work with. The colour I have is called Mardi Gras Multi. It has strands of pink, blue, yellow and grey, and has a nice sheen.
It’s been a quick knit so far. I cast on for the first sock last Sunday night (Sept. 7/08), turned the heel on Tuesday night, and finished it on Friday night. It would have been finished the night before, but I discovered a mistake in the toe and had to rip back and re-knit it. The pattern stitch doesn’t really show well with this yarn, especially when the sock is just laying on the table.
It shows up more when it’s stretched a bit, while being worn. The columns of twist stitches and open-work are quite pretty. The pattern was very easy to learn, too. Tonight I cast on the second sock, and am well on the way to finishing the leg section.