Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Socks, socks, socks...

Pattern: Slant by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Skein, Top Draw Socks - Colourway Dapple
Slant is such a great pattern for hand-dyed yarn, the stitch pattern is a little fiddly at first but, after a little practice its easy and enjoyable. These socks were made for my dear partner who kept asking for a pair of hand knit socks (which is really sweet).  He chose the yarn, I chose the pattern and now he has a nice pair of hand knit socks for winter, how easy is that! (ha!).  Now he has experienced how good hand knit socks are he has asked for a  second pair...who wouldn't :)

 I really love working small projects along side my bigger ones and lately I've been in a bit of a sock knitting mood so, as I knit away on my Larch Cardigan I also cast on Angiee
by Cookie A ...

Im only half way through one sock and am so far enjoying the pattern as well as the BFL sock yarn. I've never knit with BFL before and I really like it.  This yarn takes up dyes really well so there are bits of really intense colour along with the neutral tones.  I should mention this is the Vita colourway which was one of the recent Sock Club colourways.  Speaking of the Sock Club, tomorrow I will be busy playing around with colours for the next instalment due to be shipped on the 23rd May.  Spoilers will be posted next week on the Ravelry group.

I have also been having a lot of fun (and spending way too much time) looking for a shawl pattern for the up-coming SAL (Skein-A-Long) over on the Skein Ravelry group.  If your interested please come and join the group and the SAL which starts on the 1st June.

Have a wonderful week!


Lune said...

Love your cardi... and your socks ! I'm so looking forward to knitting socks... but i'm afraid to give it a try ☺ Next winter maybe (which gives me plenty of time to think and pick the perfect pattern). And i'm about to swatch for the upcoming SAL ☺

1funkyknitwit said...

The socks look really beautiful - great colour !
I too am in the sock mood :D

I really like the cardi your knitting.

Ariane said...

I can't wait to see how your Larch cardi wil turn out, and that Vita colorway is gorgeous!
I also like to work on small projects alongside the big ones... knitters need instant gratification!

knitabulous said...

I love an appreciative sock partner.. I made a pair for my husband, and they sit in the drawer untouched. I don't think he even recognises them as being the same as the things he puts on every day for work. It's a running joke round here.