I went digging through the stash, looking for my felting yarns, because I have plans to make some new clogs, you know, and guess what I found.
Two balls of Regia sock yarn, one in a mottled creamy colour, No. 5570 ....
... and one in a mottled reddish colour, No. 5571.
They were nicely packaged together in a bag, just the two of them. I obviously intended them for something at some time, but I have no recollection just what it might have been. I really like these monochromatic, nearly solid yarns and wish there were more of them.
Then I got to wondering what they could become, and it occurred to me that they might look nice in a stranded design. Did I mention that I am easily distracted?
Don't my new clogs look nice?
Eunny's wonderful Endpaper mitts. These aren't perfect, but they went much better than my first attempt at stranded knitting nearly a year ago. I changed the ribbing to 2x2 instead of 1x1, because 1x1 is evil, and I didn't bother with the Italian tubular cast-on because I really just wanted to practise stranding.
I really like how the colours in the two yarns play together.
Stranding is much more fun when you don't have to worry about catching floats. My tension over the joins between needles still needs some work, and some of the stitches are wonky, but I like them anyway.
These were gifted (Hi, Norma!) to a coworker who always goes above and beyond, and who is also always cold.
Now, where did I put that clog yarn?