It's shiny, nay, it's glossy even! It's amazing. Yes, I'm talking about my skein of The Natural Dye Studio's Sockyarn. I think I'm in love. Bye bye earth, this stuff has got me floating!
I always pretty much felt the same about people who claimed their yarn screamed to be knit up into a certain something. How on earth can yarn scream?? I doesn't have a mouth, not to mention vocal cords! Untill I remembered the Pomatomus.. Something just clicked. The pictures of Cookie A. by the seaside. My desire to knit these socks since forever. The beautiful colors of the yarn, which reminded me of the North Sea. Was my yarn screaming at me? That it was! Not with it's mouth, but telepathically.
So yesterday I cast on my first pomatomus sock to be. And it is shiny, it is glossy and it is toe up.
Wait, what? Priscilla, don't you hate knitting socks toe up? Don't you love knitting heel flaps, grafting toes? Don't you hate the figure 8 cast on? Oh yes, indeed I do! But I love this yarn so much that I want to use every inch of it for these socks and make them as tall as possible. Because I also hate the fear of not having enough yarn for an extra repeat or ending up with enough scrap yarn for said extra repeat. And so economy makes me knit socks toe up!