It always seems like a good idea at the time...
Trust me. I'm a doctor...
|I have finished the cuff on the first of the Yummy Fable Gloves.|
I'm loving the mix of alpaca yarn and wool yarn - the outer surface of the gloves feels almost silky. So far, the inside doesn't have the same effect - it may be tempting to wear them outside in.
The alpaca yarn is pretty fuzzy, but that's toned down nicely by the smooth sock yarn. I had expected the Yummy to be more of a sportweight yarn - the yardage is less than I'm used to for fingering weight. But it knits up like fingering. Maybe they use particularly heavy dyes.
It's interesting to see what happens in terms of pooling with this pattern - I don't have a clue what a sock knit with this yarn alone would look like. I am definitely feeling the stranded love - although I do have to concentrate when reading the charts, because she uses dark squares for the MC, which in my case is the lighter yarn. Our Xray imaging software has a function that allows you to reverse black and white on an image - too bad I can't do it on a PDF.
(I realize that it may be technically possible to do it, but I have no idea how to do it - I treat my computer like my brain and generally use only 2% of it's actual capacity at any given time)