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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Regia Bamboo Socks and, yes, a fabric stash


I made these socks using Regia Bamboo 1071 (45% bamboo, 40% superwash new wool, and 15% polyamide), which my Hot Socks swap pal Lee sent me. These were a really quick knit. I used a 3x1 rib, Sherman short-row heel, and regular decreased toe over 64 stitches on size 1 dpns.
Regia Bamboo is incredibly soft. It's fluffy and bouncy and has a little strand of something that looks like it's made of pearls. Trekking also has a new line of bamboo sock yarn, but it doesn't compare with the Regia in terms of softness.
The socks are resting on a new addition to, yes, my fabric stash. Leslie warned me that some day, I would find myself hunting down and hoarding fabric; behold, the prediction has come true. The Lone Knitter would like to try her hand at quilting this year.

12 comments:

K. said...

I am so thrilled to see you creating a fabric stash. I'm so addicted to fabric, it is really sad. I may need a 12 step program! I just started my first quilt over the weekend and it was really fun. I love the fabric, but I wouldn't be able to quilt with it, I'd have to wear it!

schrodinger said...

I love that fabric! Socks look great too :)

Lee said...

Hey there! Cool fabric, and great socks! I am so glad that you liked the yarn! I am a sewer.. not a huge quilter.. I like to make clothing, and sometimes bags of different types. But I always LOVE fabric!

Meredith said...

Uh oh! You are in so much trouble!! Ha ha. Have fun with the quilting. I don't think I'm quite ready for it yet, but I have started a fabric stash of my own. Looking forward to seeing your FO's!
Great socks too, lady! I'll have to give that Bamboo a try now.

Crafty Granny said...

Yet another talent?? I have a fabric stash that is yours when you get back. Pieces I collected, but realistically, I'm never going to get to the art of quilting. The socks are great!!! I'm looking for a pattern for the sleeping socks, where did you get it?? I've decided to make Dad J some jazzy socks, advise about easiest pattern, please. This will be my maiden attempt in the sock world, another skill to learn. I'm almost finished the first blanket, I've been spending far too much time oggling at the yarn shop and trying to get blogspot to work with the mac (not an easy task) Crafty Granny

Robknits said...

I don't usually mention the fabric stash, LOL. And... you are tagged! See http://roberta.typepad.com/robknits for details.

Coley said...

I just went through some of my fabric stash a couple of days ago. My grandma stopped quilting and she gave me all her stuff. Those are look soooo nice. Bamboo socks? I must get me some of that!!!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow, a fabric stash? Terrifying... Have you popped into Purl Soho to look at their quilting stuff? Unbelievably cute, you'll be a goner!

Love the socks, as usual you are a master...

Woman who knits said...

Very nice using stash! Again you guys are better people than me! The socks look great!!

Leslie said...

You are a sock knitting wonder! Every time I look at your page up pops a new pair. Can you share whatever magic has charmed your needles? I just finished my Socktoberfest project... months late.

I can't wait to see your sewing creations. As I was opening the picture, even before I read the entry, I was thinking, "Mmm, great background fabric." I take no responsibility for the size of your future fabric stash. (But by all means, shop on and show us your beautiful finds!)

Kell said...

oh I Love fabric...mmmmmm my stash is nice size for me. hehe since I haven't done much with it lately since I discover the love of knitting! but that little yarn stash is growing too.

(oh and yeppers, they are Crystal Palace needles)

paula said...

Love the socks. My fabric stash is a lot older than my yarn stash, to which I just added some Regia Bamboo.