Help me! I've started knitting socks and I can't seem to stop! I finished my long time traveling pair this week:
The stripes in this yarn disappointed me. I was expecting charming variation in the width of the stripes, and instead I got mechanical regularity. So I mixed them up. I used an entire 50g ball for each sock to see how high up the leg I could go, which was not as high as I hoped, but that has to do with the width of my foot and leg. These will be my hiking socks next winter.
I joined Sockapalooza 4 and I hate deadlines, thus we have this:
The pattern is Go With the Flow socks from Interweave Knits Summer 2005, the yarn is Koigu, cause my sock pal loves it! I must say, it was quite a treat to work with after the stripey yarn. So soft and cushy! Such pretty colors! Too bad it wears out so fast on my big, bad feet.
Here's a tip. This sock needed a blocker because the pattern is really stretchy. So I used a bent wire hanger. Cheap and adjustable and super fast for drying! I also use coat hangers for drying Fair Isle mittens.
Check out the innovative way Alison has coped with the horde of sock knitters. It's a knit Pligg! I just wish I had more time to browse through it. Go check it out for me.
And then, as I was knitting with pastels, I kept eying my Schaefer Anne in the Pirate's Cove color way and so this happened:
I'm in love with this. The colors in the sun just glow. For Mother's day, my boys took me for a beautiful walk in the park, followed by a picnic lunch and I enjoyed working on this simple sock with the wonderful colors.