Friday, April 19, 2013

On and off the Needles

So the last couple of weeks have provided me with a decent amount of knitting time and here is what I have to show for it. Both of the socks are candidates for the Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge over on Judy L's blog Patchwork Times.

This first sock is done with Schoppel Cat Prints Hand Dyed Collection. It comes packaged as two discs of yarn with the idea that you would be able to knit similar pooling socks.



Notice it started out with some nice pooling action but separated into stripes before I got to the heel turn and then after the heel turn it is just a mush of colors. HUH?? I got no clue why it knit like this. I used the exact same number of stitches on the leg as I did on the foot.

Next is another one of those Opal Antonia Hand Dyed yarn that I've had lots of pooling success with.




And this one is looking fine. Now when I posted this yarn on Wednesday I mentioned my son said it looked like the colors on a road construction project - the orange is the shade of the double yellow line and there are hints of that fluorescent lime green that all the outdoor workers wear these days. Some how I conjured up a mental image of a big burly guy with a scraggly beard leaning on a shovel. Sorry I don't mean to offend anyone but that is the look of the guys I see working around here. Anyway Catherine commented that she pictured "a sunset over a tropical sea, while sipping on a refreshing beverage brought to me by cabana boys!" Oh I like this image... I think I need to find my little stash of paper drink umbrellas - LOL!

So I'm not real happy with the pooling action on the first sock, but I will say I love the colors - reminds me of raspberry sorbet (hmmm... I seem to have lots of food references today). And the second sock is really in your face bright. We'll have to see which one gets its mate knit first, or if I abandon both of them for another flashy sock yarn.

Have a great weekend-
carol fun

11 comments:

  1. very cool colors I also compare colors to food then non artsy people know what color I'm talking about
    will be beautiful socks! ann

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  2. I like your first sock and the second too. I am using the same yarn as your second one in a different colorway.

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  3. That first sock looks like it has a logo on it with that big S of color.

    One of the husband's of a member of my quilt group is fondly called "cabana boy". I think you would like him (as we all do).

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  4. That first sock looks like it has a logo on it with that big S of color.

    One of the husband's of a member of my quilt group is fondly called "cabana boy". I think you would like him (as we all do).

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  5. Lol! So glad to share my vision! Hope you found your umbrellas!!

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  6. Like you, I prefer the flashy pooling, but I have to say, you must have a gorgeous wardrobe of socks to wear........well, if you don't mind wearing unmatching pairs, I mean......LOL !

    Loving those red ones !

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  7. It'll sure be interesting to see what happens with the second socks!

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  8. I like both of the socks! The wonderful variations that come with something handmade makes them even more wonderful. I don't knit, I wish I knew how, but the first sock looks great to me! I would have thought that was the way it was supposed to be :-)

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  9. Love the socks!! Very weird how the first pair stopped pooling. Do you do any kind of decrease after the heel gusset? That big flashing "S" on the sorbet sock is probably making a statement..."Super Sock" LOL

    Crispy

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  10. Pretty! I don't know how you do it Carol - cross stitch, knitting, quilting, sewing....and you do them all so well!

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