Friday, January 11, 2013

First finished pair of socks for 2013


Ta dah!! These are my first pair of socks for 2013.


The pattern is Carolina. A free pattern on Ravelry that you can find here. The yarn is Crazy Zauberball and the colorway is 1702. I got it here at Simply Sock Yarn. It is really hard to capture how bright these socks are. I took a ton of pictures but none of them are just right. None of these pictures do this yarn justice. The orange is kinda tomato-y. Very in your face. In fact they kinda glow - I love it!

This yarn is totally mesmerizing and I can't see where there is a repeat in the color pattern in either sock.


The top sock is the first one I knit. I knit it cuff down. And you can see that the color from the toe of the first sock continues on the cuff of the second sock, but there is no rhyme or reason to the flow of the colors. To keep the color flow unbroken I knit the heels from another ball of this yarn I had in my stash.


It isn't an exact match but I'm okay with it. I have another Crazy Zauberball in my stash and I can't decide if I want to do another pair of socks with it or maybe a shawl/scarf. I need to think about it.

On Monday I posted a little list of stuff I want to do in January. I was clearly delusional when I came up with this list, because if this week is any indication of my productivity not much is going to happen. As for my brother's quilt - I got the black outer border on it, but the back is still a work in progress. I haven't touched the Marigold quilt top or any other quilt project.

And the term "finished" has lots of meanings for me. As for the Marigold quilt it will be "finished" when it is a top. My brother's quilt will be "finished" when it is quilted and bound. As for the Scrappy Trip and the Wiggly Whimsey projects, if I got a block or two done on either of these I'd be happy. And the pajamas -- oh they still have a long way to go. It has been one of those week when I just wanted to sit in a chair and veg... at least I knitted while I vegged!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Happy stitching-
carol fun

15 comments:

  1. Your socks are gorgious! You need some sort of foot wear that lets you show them off.

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  2. The awesomeness of these socks is almost enough to make me take back up knitting (although I need another project like I need a hole in the head). the colors!!!

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  3. Wow my daughter would love those socks and the colors does a ball do a pair? love the pattern
    Ann

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  4. They're too pretty to cover with shoes!

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  5. Fun socks - I did a pair of socks from the crazy zauberball and it was the same thing, no repeat, never knew what color was coming next.

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  6. Your socks are stunning! Love them. I used Crazy Zauberball on the Spectra Scarf (ravelry) and it turned out gorgeous with all the color changes.

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  7. Beautiful! Can't wait to see them in person. Any x stitch this week?

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  8. Beautiful! Can't wait to see them in person. Any x stitch this week?

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  9. Those socks are adorable!! Love the color. How long does it take you to make them? I just bought a sock loom so I'm going to give it a try:-) Have you ever made socks with a loom?

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  10. I love the colors! I am knitting with a crazy zauerball too. Curious how they will turn out.

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  11. I totally agree with whoever said they are too pretty to cover with wearing shoes!!! I love them too!! Your feet are sure lucky.

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  12. I love!love! the socks and they look so warm!

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  13. Lovely sock pattern and the yarn is a pretty colour.

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