Sunday, April 27, 2008

Color Fun

Yep, that Noro yarn sure is fun!


Pattern: my own design
Yarn: Kureyon Sock
Needles: 2.25mm

The colors in the yarn are a lot of fun, but I don't think much of the yarn itself. It seems very fragile and I don't expect much durability from it. I increased the stitch count to 80 for this pair and used my standard heel flap, but I still have problems getting them on. There doesn't seem to be any give to the yarn. The yarn was very rough to work with, but it did soften up nicely in the wash.

It was a really treat to puzzle out how to design the heel on these socks. I love the stripes on the bottom.

I was debating my options when the colors started to come too close together. Do I just let it happen? Or should I edit out one of the colors? I decided to accept the yarn the way it came, and now I'm glad I did.

My life is like this sock. Sometimes there is great clarity and sometimes there is a muddy mix-up. All I can do is push on through the mess to reach the clarity. It is the contrast between the two that make up the beauty of the whole.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, socks and philosophy ... very nice!

    I fell into the trap and bought some. I'm still undecided as to whether I will knit it up, tho. :-)

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  2. Really cool design! I agree that the yarn doesn't seem to have as much elasticity as I'm used to with sock yarn.

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  3. Beautiful thoughts and beautiful socks!

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  4. Noro does such wonderful things with colour; I'm surprised they don't source better raw yarns to work with.

    Me, I'm wearing my own Noro pair as barn socks which will give a fast forward as to their durabilty.

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  5. I love, love, love them - and the sentiments behind them as well!

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  6. I wrote what you said at the end of the post on an index card and stuck it in my knitting journal as a meditation. I mean, great socks, but wow. You are so right.

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  7. Love the pattern in these socks and also the color mix. I don't mind mis-matched socks like some people do. Just let the color fall where it may. That's my idea of beauty in living with color. Love the pattern!

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  8. This is some interesting color play with those socks.

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  9. Definitely one of the prettiest pairs of socks I've ever seen. Maybe they will become more comfortable with a few wearings?

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  10. I like the way you changed it up at the top - looks great!!

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