This summer I’m spending part of everyday poolside.

Its the first year that T is in a swimming lesson that isn’t mom and tot so while she is working on her rocketships and front floats I have idle hands. It hasn’t really been great knitting weather. More like getting drenched when I wasn’t even the one in the pool but I was able to weave in ends on a test knit a few days ago.

Something small and more portable would be a perfect project and seeing all the self striping yarns going around made up my mind pretty quickly.

I let T choose a self striping sock yarn from my stash.

She chose String Theory Colourworks Continuum Self Striping in Tachyon. I have wanted to try String Theory for quite some time and was fortunate enough to find this one on destash for a great price. It comes with a co-ordinating toe/heel colour

So far its working up quite nicely!

7 thoughts on “Poolside

  1. I, too, have a love of self-striping yarns…but I just don’t seem to knit fast enough. I’ve also not tried any String Theory yarns…perhaps I should add that to my list of things to try. ::sigh:: I already have so many things I haven’t tried…

  2. Ooh, I love self-stripies, and I love that colorway! How fun, with the matching heel/toe bit. Have fun! My littles are too little for poolside or playground knitting, but someday …

  3. Beautiful combination! I heard very good comments about String Theory but I haven’t tried it yet. Have a great weekend!

  4. This is one of my favorite color combinations! You must knit socks quickly. Seems like I take forever, even when doing two at a time. These are looking great.

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