Thursday, October 19, 2006

Load of croc

This must be the fastest pair of socks I've ever knitted. I loved working with the yarn (Artyarns Supermerino)--it didn't split, so I could zone out while knitting, and because of the thickness of the yarn it took about 1.5 weeks to knit a pair, compared to my usual month or so.

I think the socks looked uneven because of the way they were lying.

In the spirit of Socktoberfest, I decided to give the Lorna's Laces yarn-with-an-identity-crisis another chance. So far this attempt has been working better, except for a brief frogfest at the start when I did 5 rows of p1-k3 rib instead of p1-k3-p1.

Pattern: Mock Croc socks from Knitpicks. You'll have to scroll past the list of available yarns to get to the pattern download link.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, in the Purple Iris colorway.

I'm a bit behind on the Socktoberfest questions/postings. Since I'm not at the point where I can post a knitting-related tutorial, I'll pass the time by answering a couple of questions Lolly posted last week:
1) Do you have certain patterns planned for some of the yarns? Do you buy yarn and then choose a pattern?
I tend to buy most of my sock yarn on impulse and figure out what to do with it later. The exception, probably, was the Baby Ull I bought for the Christmas stocking, and even that was only one-third premeditated (I had bought two of the colors earlier for something else, then changed my mind).

2) Does a certain sock yarn you have in your stash take you back to a certain event? (where you were when you bought/received it? what was going on in your life at the time!)
Kind of...sort of...yes and no. I usually remember the store where I bought the yarn, but not much of what was happening with life at that point.

Not sock related
Here's the latest on the blanket. I can't help wondering if somewhere there is a country in need of a garter stitch flag. If it ever comes knocking, at least I'll be prepared!

Meanwhile, the tabby will stand guard behind the stuffed animals, flash his eyes, and send his best to Charlie.


Debby said...

Charlie sends a big thank you for your hello!! Your kitty looks like his cousin with the white vest -- does he have the white paws too?

I'm hoping you can still make our meeting next month. Kristen is pretty sure we can find someone for you to ride with!

Oh, and I love those Lorna's Laces socks!

Rachel said...

Nice paint color in the room with the cat photo! Funny photo, too.

Your gray socks look great -- nice and sensible and cozy. I hope the Lorna's Laces continues to behave itself.

silverarrowknits said...

So I have to ask, are you WEARING any of your fabulous sock creations? ;)