Whilst waiting to find out when the aran yarn to finish my cardigan might come back into stock, and getting extremely annoyed that companies cannot be bothered to reply to their customers even in times of recession, I have kept busy knitting socks with some of the Regia Creativ I bought recently. I didn't expect to get a stunning result from the colour change so I added a bit of pattern for interest, these first ones are Cherry Swirl by Fleece Artist. I managed to produce a matching pair by knitting from one end of the scarf then winding the yarn into a ball and starting from the opposite end.
The yarn is a little bit thin and splity compared to other Regia I've used, these socks turned out smaller than I expected on a 64 stitch pattern so I looked for something with a few more stitches for the next attempt.
I am now knitting Jules by Kate Blackburn, a pattern based on 68 stitches that I've used previously to knit socks for Mr FF. Again the colour patterning is rather predictable but these shades are so me and the size seems about right.
The price of this yarn was excellent and I'm going to have an interesting mix of left overs that I hope will make me a wild pair of socks as the spare wool is all from the centre and brightest part of each scarf. There is the added and unique benefit that when we next fly out to Italy I can wear my holiday knitting yarn rather than pack it into my hand luggage. I could even wear it in the car when we drive to Italy in the summer, the scarf reducing appropriately the more I knit and the further south we travel. Creativ indeed.