Friday, January 4, 2008


Has it really been over a month since I have posted? Where has the time gone?

I have a sock update: Twisted Rib socks
Pattern: Well, I read on the Yarn Harlot's site that she took a rib pattern and every few rows off set it by one stitch. So this is a 2 x 2 rib alternating one stitch every 6th row.
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Multy in color #306. Love, love, love this yarn. The colors were so varied and random that my kids named it "yarn puke". But knitted up, the colors are beautiful together.

I usually throw all my knitted socks in a lingerie bag and then hang them to dry. These were almost ruined by doing this. They got slightly felted...hence the fuzzy look. I have learned my lesson with Araucania. ALL hand wash from now on.

Twisted Rib #2
Pattern: Same as above
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Multy in color # 310.
These socks are darker than the picture shows and more black/purple/ green than blue. Again Love the yarn and love the color. I made these two pattern repeats longer than the first pair and still have quite a bit of yarn left over.

Blurry close up of the stitch pattern. You get a better idea of how many colors are in the yarn.

Z's Neon Short socks
Pattern: Padded Footlettes from Interweave's Favorite Socks
Yarn: Opal Yarns: Neon. This yarn is beyond neon. The picture doesn't do it justice, seriously, you need sunglasses while you knit this. Z loves them.

Close up of the heal detail. This is a very cute pattern on the foot. I only knit one ply on the foot instead of the two that the pattern calls for. We wanted socks not slippers.
And a little Christmas gift for me:

Noro sock yarn. In the #188 color way.
I have read about it, some love Noro and some hate it. It is scratchy right now but reports are that is softens up after it's first wash. I have Lady Eleanore made from Noro and love it so I am excited to give this sock yarn a try. I am not really into big striped knee socks so I am waiting to see what others are doing with it as far as patterns go.

I do like the purples and greens. Again the yarn is darker than the picture.

And some more Araucania. This time in purple, dark blue and deep rose. My camera wants to make everything blue today. See that little bit of pink? It is really a deep rose color. The rest of the yarn is deep navy and purple. Color #302. No plans for this yarn yet. I may just pet it for a while.