Got my Knitpicks dpns a week or so ago (thanks Donni!) and so could finally cast on for my sockapalooza socks – all I can say is thank goodness for nice pointy metal dpns. The pattern I’ve chosen (Traveler’s stockings, from Nancy Bush’s Knitting on the Road) is fabulous but the pattern cuff (below the chevron bit) is full of twisted stitch cables. I HATE twisted stitch cables. I must be a madwoman. But if I’d attempted these with bamboo – well, there’d be a little pile of firewood kindling beside my knitting chair by now!
You can’t see the pattern too well in this shot but I am loving it (twisted stitch cables and all) and in particular, am looking forward to the end of the 36 row patterned cuff and the nice stocking stitch thereafter. Ah, soothing stocking stitch.