Friday, October 12, 2012

Off and On the Needles

I have my first complete pair of socks for this Soctoberfest celebration! This is Opal Antonia Hand-dyed yarn -colorway 3173.


I love that puddle of gold on the first sock but by the time I got to the foot I could see that the pooling was disappearing and wide irregular stripes were developing. It continued on the second sock. There was a faint bit of pooling at the toe of the second sock - oh well. It doesn't bother me that the socks don't match. I make all my socks to be fraternal twins and these are definitely similar but different. I have 3 more skeins of this Opal Antonia and I can't wait to see how they knit up. I will say that having this yarn knit up randomly is a great motivator to knit another round and another round and another round... and you get the picture.

So as soon as this pair was finished I was ready to cast on another sock. I was going to stick with Opal yarn but this skein of Lorna's Laces landed on my doorstep (I have no clue how it got here.... I must have "accidentally" hit the buy button... that's my story.) As soon as I opened it up I was intrigued.


Notice how one half is all a brown/black and the other half has a mirror image rainbow effect going on. I had to find out how this was going to knit up. And here it is....


You get row of brown/black in between rows of the rainbow and occasionally you get a spot where that tomato red stacks. I like it! My son called them technicolor socks which is a pretty good description.

As for Moby I wasn't able to get over to my son's house to stake him out yesterday and the weekend doesn't look promising. Hopefully next week I'll have some time to play National Geographic - LOL!

Have a great weekend!

carol fun

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on your finish, and I <3 the accidental yarn purchase! Any chance you remember the "color name"?

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    1. Sandy it is named "In the wind" . It is from The Loopy Ewe. It is one of their special Camp Loopy yarns.

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  2. I love the black and rainbow yarn. It really knits up beautifully. Thanks for showing--I am a new knitter and when I look at yarns I have no clue how they will knit up.

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  3. Love the socks!

    Oh yum on the yarn! It's very pretty all worked up.

    Hope you have a fab weekend. :)

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  4. I love the surprise color pooling of yarn. Makes the socks more unique!
    And that Lorna's Laces is to die for! So bright and happy!

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  5. Isn't it amazing how those yarns can knit up. It's like a surprise as you go long. I love your socks even with the uneven pooling. Socks don't have to be identical - the look great!

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  6. Very nice. I have a skein of "In the wind" on it's way to my house - which means I might see it in about 3 weeks. Nice to know how it's going to knit up, in advance :) I wonder how wide a scarf I'd have to make to get vertical stripes out of it.

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  7. I love the way that Lorna's Laces yarn is knitting up!!!!!

    Off to do a search and see if I can score any.............

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  8. Love the socks! Pooling is such fun.

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  9. Ooh! Especially love how that rainbow skein knits up!

    Maybe this winter will be the time for me to get into sock knitting.

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  10. Congrats on the sock finish, Carol! They're so much fun!! :D

    ROFL!!!! That darn 'buy' button. Always getting us into trouble. ;)

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  11. Carol, Your socks are great looking. I'd be very happy with them. I also love the look of the rainbow yarn. That almost makes me want to try to knit socks again. Almost! lol

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  12. Love the socks!! You are very crafty!Quilting, cross stitch and knitting !!

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  13. Fabulous socks - the yarn is very interesting.

    You've been a busy woman!

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  14. That new sock and yarn is awesome! Technicolor socks....who'd a thunk it.

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  15. I love the variation in your socks! I'm telling you, you are really making me want to learn to knit! Good thing I live so far away or you might find me on your doorstep! I love everything you stitch up and I think your technicolor socks are just a way of channeling your inner 70's child - they're great!

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