Why did I bring this up? Maybe because the knitting content is very limited.
Then one other thing. In some warm climates people cut their afternoons and go to have a siesta. I have been told that it is napping time - don't know about that but I would like to introduce a kind of like the opposite of siesta to our nights. The sun shines brightly already at three in the morning and I wake and would love to get up but can't because everyone else is asleep. After being awake for a time appropriate for siesta, two hours at the most three, I'm ready to go to sleep again and would like to sleep until nine. But this either can't happen because the rest of this corner of the world are up and so should I also. I have to get used to this amount of light again. I'm not complaining, I do love this light.
For the month of May Knit the Classics KAL has chosen a book by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejustice. I have read few times how Mr Darcy and Elisabeth are both taught a lesson before they are allowed to have each other but what to knit that is inspired by the book. Elisabeth has four sisters. All different from each other. So what does a sock knitter do? Well, she knits socks for the Bennett sisters of course. I have completed a pair for Jane, the eldest. Jane's socks are white because Jane is the innocent one and the one who always wants to believe only good things of others. Also because it is difficult for her to express her feelings. Jane's socks are Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt from IK. They are knit with Regia Cotton (I do love this yarn) with 2 mm needles. I had to make few adjustments due to a different yarn than the pattern calls for but other than the amount of stitches I followed the pattern...which was very good because now I learnt a new toe, which without doubt will be my all time favorite. (I think it is called the star.)My plan was to make five different kind of socks for the different girls, all lacy because of the era and environment they are living in. But then, I could not help but to cast on for a similar pair with color blue. Because these socks are enjoyable to knit. They knit up quickly, the pattern is entertaining. I think these socks are for Mary. She is the one who is always reading books and who I would think does not care so much what she is wearing. Same yarn, same pattern, same needle size. Could be little boring, little like Mary maybe.
I try to answer few questions of twined knitting. If I spin yarn for twined knitting I spin singles as s and then ply them with z. If you look at the right upper corner of the picture and then look at your yarn you are able to tell whether your yarn is s or z spun. You can almost see these letters in the yarns. Look at the twist. Almost all wool yarns today are s-plied. In the old days when you were weaving and you wanted to have very even plain weave you would use z-spin yarn for warp and s-spun yarn for weft.
I have tried with one simple pattern two colors in twined knitting and it works out just fine. I don't know if there are video demos online. This technique is not very widely spread, it is very old way of knitting from Scandinavia and it is very slow. Now that I think of it, old and slow. Like the car, so is the knitting. (Should I add: like me.)
PS. Month of May is a busy month. This might affect my posting schedule...