Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sock Stuff

As I mentioned in my last post, there has been sock activity going on here too.  A pair of socks for Luke, knit from Fleece Artist Nyoni:

Of course, the picture doesn't do them justice.  The yarn is just gorgeous, the colours subtle and there was way more in the skein than I thought. The pattern is Nancy Bush's Madder Ribbed Sock, and I worked it as written, with an 8 inch leg.  The foot fits a men's size nine and yet there was a generous portion of yarn left over, shown below with the sock for scale.

Before Christmas I'd found the Nyoni yarn on sale for just $12 a skein.  I'm so glad I stocked up then, because now I've got a lovely stash of the stuff.

The other thing I did was dye up some yarn.  Jackie at the Forest City Knit Club volunteered to take 10 skeins of my white Paton's Kroy and knit it up into sock blanks.  (In return, I owe her an unknown favour, which would feel like a dangerous carte blanche except Jackie is so nice.) I wanted to experiment with gradual color changes, so I decided monochrome colors was the way to go.  Here's the results:

Again with the crappy pictures, but what can you expect in January?  I'm satisfied with the result, but I think the purple would have been better with a longer gradation of color.

Unrelated to socks, I was sitting in a job seminar today about networking and through the glass door of the meeting room I spotted a woman come into the Coffee Office wearing a brightly colored Koigu sweater made of many blocks of mitered squares, framed in a brilliant turquoise blue.  What a lovely breath of life in January! 


  1. Wishing you the best of luck in the search for a new career! I truly hope it ends up being one of those times when down the road a bit you look back and say "thank goodness that happened... life is so much better because of it"

    In any event.. keep on knitting, I enjoy seeing your projects!


  2. Isn't it funny how we know how these thing were made & the yarn, sometimes even the colourway without knowing the person wearing the item.

  3. The blanks look pretty spiffy.

  4. Maybe the lady in Koigu was Ingrid. The mitred blocks is the piece she is working on.

  5. I love the dyed blanks. Your socks will look beautiful. And why don't we all wear our brightest coloured knits in the middle of winter? It brightens up our day and maybe lots of other peoples' days too. I don't have a turquoise sweater but I do have a red sweater and you've convinced me I should be wearing it for the good of my community. It's my knitterly duty! Ha, Ha.

  6. ^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!.........................

  7. I'm glad to hear that you are making use of the seminars!

    Knitting looky good!