Friday, April 5, 2013

On and off the needles

First I want to give a great big THANK YOU to all who left me a comment and send positive thoughts and prayers my way in my post on Tuesday. I truly appreciate them and it certainly lifts my spirits. The blogsphere is filled with wonderful people!!

I have been knitting a bit. Just plain vanilla stockinette socks but with pooling sock yarn for the challenge on Patchwork Times. You can read about it here.  This is my first pair for the challenge.

Pooling Opal sock yarn 

This is Opal Antonia Hand Dyes yarn. I can't find this colorway anymore but you can see what is left here. Now I've knit with this yarn before, but I have never gotten the mirror image on the leg that I got this time. And it just happened. I didn't manipulate the yarn in any way. Isn't that cool?

Front view
And here is what it looks like from the front. The legs are kinda mirror image but the feet are more similar.  Again, I have no idea why it knits up this way but I sure do LOVE it! (Note - I did 62 stitches on 2.75mm needles)

And this is my second start with pooling sock yarn. I'm not so sure about this one. I'm again doing 62 stitches on 2.75mm needles.

Schoppel Wolle Single Disk Cat Print yarn

This is Schoppel Wolle Single Disk Cat Print yarn. You can see it here. The yarn comes wound in 2 disks. Each disk is suppose to give you similar pooling socks. You can see that it started with a nice pool but changed to stripes before I got to the heel. My first impression was that blob at the top looked like the inside of a lava lamp which would be cool. However, if this continues to stripe on the foot I will probably drop this pair for a while and start another pair with a yarn I think has more pooling possibilities.

Well baseball season started this week and my beloved Cincinnati Reds opened with a winning series. I have high hopes for them this year.  One of their starting pitchers has a home in my neighborhood and I saw him jogging the other morning - I'm kinda star struck - LOL!  Now we just need some real baseball weather - not cold and spitting snow!!!  It is suppose to get into the 60's this weekend. I can't wait.

Have a great weekend - happy stitching and knitting!
carol fun


  1. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather this weekend! I just hope it sticks around! :0)

  2. Oh I love the way they are mirroring each other! Great job!

  3. Your socks are amazing as usual!! I wish you some lovely spring weather!

  4. Seeing all these pooling socks made me wonder if the two socks would ever come out totally different. And then they wouldn't be a pair.

    So how do you prevent that? I guess by knowing exactly where you started the first one and start the second one there.

    Wow. seems like a lot of not being really sure. I am not a knitter, but that has intrigued me now.

  5. Great socks!! I really like how the red ones pooled then striped, the pooled then striped. Probably not what you are looking for overall, but I think you should submit them since it's rather unique :0)


  6. Your socks are so pretty! Love the colors.

  7. Don't you think the pitcher would L o v e that red yarn?

  8. I was thinking the same thing as Merry Merry. :) Just set yourself up a little lemonade stand and sit behind it and knit with a little sign next to you that says 'Go Reds'. Oops...guess snow and lemonade don't mix. Maybe you ought to take up jogging. :)

  9. Your socks always make me smile! Oh, my boys would be sitting on the curb waiting for him to jog by and ask for his autograph, I'm sure!!


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