Too much fun

The Feather & Fan sock went bowling with the family this week. It was the twins’ birthday and they deserved a fun day out. I don’t know if it’s a Michigan thing, or a winter thing, or a Midwestern thing or what, but people bowl quite a bit in the winter ‘round these parts.

So the sock tried this kid-worthy orange bowling ball out for size. It didn’t work well at all.

This pattern suggests using two different striping yarns but I am using only Patons Kroy Socks Fx in Cameo Colors. I love the subtle graduated color changes. The pattern is pretty darn simple and a great introduction to something a bit more challenging than a plain vanilla sock for those ready for the next step.

If you haven’t used Patons Kroy sock yarn you should. I used this yarn long before writing for this blog and love the way it knits but also because it is very long-wearing.

I knit these years ago for my Dear Husband using the Denim Jacquard colorway.

Now for some time spent with the Diagonal Lace Shawl (obviously, I have yet to remain knit-monogamous). I tend to work on this in the evenings after the kids are in bed and my brain is fried. I get a few rows finished a night and am pleased with how it’s progressing. The Patons Pure organic cotton is YUMMY! At first I avoided trying this yarn because as I’ve said before, most cotton yarns wreak havoc on my hands. Thankfully I decided to give it a whirl because I love it.

Go get yourself some.

– knittenjen


I told you Patons Pure was AWESOME! I love how it is not like other cottons I have used. It's a nice worsted weight yarn that doesn't hurt my hands either! Both projects are looking great! Keep up the good work!

I love that sock yarn--nothing like a good wearing sock to keep the toes warm in winter. And I have to try the Pure--you guys are making me so darn curious to try it.

Patons laced (no pun intended, really) this yarn! It really is Pure-ly wonderful!