Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sock Crazy!

I finished these awhile ago but had troubles getting a photo that showed the colours accurately. This pattern is the Birch Leaf Socks from A Gathering of Lace and I used an unknown (possibly Pepe Maschera in colour 5615 if that is indeed a type of sockyarn) yarn end I found at Knit Knackers. I love the way it striped! Sadly most of the close-ups I take to get the lace detail are overexposed and don't really show much of anything. I'll try again later.

I finally found the perfect yarn to start knitting my Pomatomus socks (see below). At the same time I was impatient to start knitting my first pair of toe-up socks so I also started the Baudelaire (see above). So somehow I got myself into a race between the two patterns. Cookie (the designer) would probably love this. I'm pretty sure that Baudelaire would win; I find the constant twisted ribbing of the pomatomus very time consuming, beautiful results though.

For my next trick I'll be casting on to make a pair of socks for my boyfriend in Briggs & Little Durasport...and I think I'm going to join the Sock-a-Month 2 knitalong. Sock Wars looks interesting too but right now I think I would rather make socks for myself and my loved ones.

What I really don't understand, though, is why I'm SO focused on making socks now while it's SO HOT that I can't even think about wearing them!


Blogger Emma said...

Both socks in progress are beautiful. I know what you mean about wearing socks--I don't think I've had a sock on my feet for the last two months, except, of course, to try on the one I'm knitting.

12:50 PM  

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