Saturday, June 1, 2013

My entries for the Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge

So what have I been up to besides no good, well I've been knitting socks. Socks with fun pooling yarns. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE pooling sock yarn and I cannot get enough of it as my stash will attest to. Here are my entries for Judy L's Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge on the Patchwork Times blog.

This is the first pair I finished and this is my favorite pair of the trio. It is a Opal Antonia Hand Dyed Sock yarn. I love the colors in this skein and the amazing way they pooled.





The second pair I finished is another Opal Antonia Sock Hand Dyed yarn. I referred to these as the Transportation socks since that orange is the same shade as the double yellow line that they paint on the roads. Quite intense.



And this third pair is from the Schoppel Cat Prints Hand Dyed Collection of yarn. It said it would pool and while they started out pooling, they quickly turned into swirling and then after the heel turn they melted into mush. I like the color combo - raspberry and rose and the "S" that appeared by the cuffs is kinda cool.



All three pairs of these socks was knitted with 62 stitches using the same set of 2.75mm circular needles with the Magic Loop method - my favorite way to knit socks. And I swear I'm going to buy me a pair of Birkenstocks and wear my socks with them and show them off - LOL! My sons will soon refuse to be seen in public with me -- crazy lady!

As for my adventures in house renovation and marathon shopping - check back later and I'll give you an update. It has been quite the experience.

Don't forget to check out the other entries here. There are some gorgeous pooling yarn socks to see!
Happy knitting-
carol fun

9 comments:

  1. These socks are fabulous! I figured out when I looked at Judy La Q blog that this is what you were busy doing. Can't wait to see the house updates!

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  2. Very pretty! I love those red ones! :0)

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  3. I love your socks! I wish it was cold enough in Texas for me to enjoy wearing them....i like to knit too but find it mind of pointless when it is so warm.

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  4. Wow those are all so pretty!

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  5. Carol, Congrats on winning Judy's Pooling Sock Challenge! Your socks are beautiful. Nice job.

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  6. Congrats on winning the pooling challenge!

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