Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Feet

The hat-knitting itch has subsided. I'm totally into socks now, especially quick dk weight ones

with pretty hand painted colors

that look yummy enough to eat

Little 12" Addi circulars (3mm in this case) made all these socks a breeze to knit: absolutely no pausing for joins until I switched to magic loop to do the toe. Sweet!

The current sock in project is a bit more high maintenance: Pomatomus socks in Sock Superwash (colorway: Tosca). This pattern is just as addictive as Monkey, but it takes a bit more thinking, particularly at the start of the repeat and also at the middle, where you turn and start zigging instead of zagging, so to speak. I love the way the colors are working up. I was worried about how the tweedy bits would turn out. They mainly show up as little blips of a non-matchy color (orange instead of yellow, blue instead of purple, etc). Adds character, don't you think?
Five and a half weeks until Sheep and Wool! Mmm, ribbon fries here I come!


Anonymous said...

Way cool. They are all super.


Jinann said...

Love the socks!

Hey! How did you get the Sheep and Wool listing already? I haven't received mine!

~Tonia~ said...

They all look so great. Love the little blips of color.