Friday, June 3, 2016

Socks!

I'm out of the Sock Madness competition, but it's fine with me.  There are times when you know that knitting a particular pattern will destroy your cranky hands and round 5 was the case.  So, not competing, but boy, am I knitting socks.  I'm happily designing and knitting away.  That's what happens to me after Sock Madness:  I want to design and make socks.  And of course, these will fit my small, narrow foot.  But it's the Madness that inspires me to get off my tush with my boring, same-pattern, basketweave socks and make something new.  So here's what's done.


This one is called Undulate because of the way the fake cables move left and right.  Yarn is KnitPicks Stroll (I think it might be an old yarn because I can't find it on their website).  Size 2.25mm needles.



This one is On the Wing because I sort of see flying geese on the front and back of the leg and little winged bugs on the side.  I have a good imagination.  Yarn is PennyRose Rachel, which I dyed.  100% superwash merino/ 100g/400 yards.  Size 2.25 needles.

I dyed and sold yarn for about 6 years and then retired from that a couple of years ago.  Still have a nice supply of yarn, so I can dye just about all my sock yarn if I wish.


4 comments:

Sarah said...

I can clearly see the flying geese! Such pretty patterns...

carol fun said...

Both pairs are gorgeous!!! Beautiful patterns !

Sharon Massena said...

I love both pairs.

Linda said...

What is the heel pattern you used? I have problems with the heel and love the look of yours.

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