what I wear under my kilt
I'm just a bit overly excited about my first picot hem. It's attached to a fledgling Schottishe Kilt Hose, from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. The hem was a lot easier to tack down than I anticipated. I loosely cast on using a German Twisted cast-on, and found it very easy to pick up loops from that to knit together with hem stitches. I always thought that it would be a very fiddly and frustrating process, and while it definitely took some time, it was easy and straightforward. What a pleasant surprise. I see more picot in my future.
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while (or who have read the archives) might have a good guess as to what the yarn is. Yup, it's my old standby Brown Sheep Naturespun sportweight, in a natural cream color. The same yarn I used in Ingeborg and the Komi hat and mittens. These socks, which are knee socks (my first!), should use up the majority of my Naturespun in this color. Of course, my Naturespun stash has so far tried to impersonate a bottomless pit. For all I know, I'll finish the kilt hose and find that I've actually gained a few yards of yarn. I don't know what they put in the water in Nebraska, but a small part of me fears that if I don't always have a project going in Naturespun, my house will soon turn into the set of Little Shop of Horrors. (<--- Rachel will agree that talking about musicals is all the rage in blogland as of late. I will follow her lead, call us trendsetters, and offer a meat pie of dubious origin to anyone who disagrees. Show tunes are the new Clapotis. please?)