I've been working on The Sidewinders Socks by nonaKnits. I think I got gauge with 6-ply Regia. I know it was the 6-ply Regia, but I only think I've got gauge. I've learned enough never to trust the gauge monster. The first picture is of the increasing for one side of the heel. I like how the stripes look like they have to completely stop with screeching brakes to make it around that corner on one wheel. The second picture is of the toe gusset. It bumps out from the rectangle that will become the foot. This is only half of it, or one side of the toe.
Picture number 3 is the cuff which shows the double garter ribbing. The fourth picture is of my entire progress. The toe gusset is at the right, cuff is on the left, while the heel is at the top of the picture. I had to stake it out with it's own needles in order to get it even this flat.
In other knitting, I am swatching for Tangerine Twist from Knitty, Summer, 2007. This swatch is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Dark Olive. I like it very much, but it will be too warm. I am looking for a cotton linen blend that calls for 5.5 st to 4 inches. The original yarn is Classic Elite Provence which is 100% cotton. The problem with swatching is that the shaping is done by changing needle sizes, so how loose should the knitting be at the largest needle size? It is the size called for in the swatch? It already seems too loose even though Cotton Fleece has a slightly thicker gauge than Provence.
To end the day in pictures, please enjoy one of my (now former) students modelling the Packer Fug-Along Dickie. He seriously thought it was a hat. Well, why not? Some people look good no matter what they wear!