Thursday, February 08, 2007

"Cuke, I am your father"

My husband gave me Darth Tater for Christmas. So I took Darth to work to keep me amused (obviously I'm easily amused) and he's just been hanging around on my desk breathing loudly so I decided to put him to work as a sock model. He had a little trouble at first juggling the Light Saber and the sock but he eventually figured it out and now he looks quite comfortable in his new role, don't you think?

This is the first Tofutsie sock almost done. As I said in my last post it's a little narrow for my poor ankles, both of which have been broken in the past and are now permanently swollen. One of my co-workers tried it on the other day and since she has slender, delicate ankles it fits her wonderfully so I'm finishing them up for her.

This yarn is great to knit with and the fabric feels really good but it's more like two strands of lace-weight plied together. I'm used to Claudia Handpaints, Fleece Artist and Cherry Tree Hill so my standard pattern is a little too small for this yarn. I use Wendy's Generic Toe-Up which calls for 64 stitches. My next pair of Tofutsies will have 68 or even 72 stitches because I really want a pair of these for myself!

Here's the vital stats:
Yarn: Tofutsies (50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk fibers, 22.5% cotton, and 2.5% chitin)
Needles: KnitPicks US#0/2mm - 24" circs
Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe Up with the Feather and Fan top
Gauge: 10 stitches and 14 row/1 inch (I usually get 8 and 12/inch)

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Well Kim, I will be at Y2Knit this Friday. I think the Tofootsies yarn looks great in F&F. Lucky co-worker. I'm still curious whether it will bloom enough that you could knit your regular number of stitches on a size up and have it bloom to a fabric you like.