Friday, February 14, 2014

I am a very fickle knitter

So last Friday I said I would be working on my Ma Belle Amie scarf as I watched the Olympics. You can see the free pattern for it here.


And I did work on it a bit. I'm into the third section of stripes. Love that orange!

But on Saturday afternoon this yarn ended up on my front porch. (We aren't going to discuss how it got there since there was some crazy declaration earlier this year on this blog that I was going to knit from my stash. What was I thinking???)


It insisted that it had to be cast on right NOW and once I did that I couldn't put it down. Oh what wonderful color and squishtastic smooshiness (those are technical terms don'tcha know - LOL).


This yarn is Schoppel Wolle Ambiente, colorway 2208, and oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE this yarn! You can find it here on Webs. The colors are mouth watering, the yarn is nice and round and in the entire sock there is NO repeat of pattern. My idea of an absolutely PERFECT striping sock yarn. Now there is one negative aspect of this yarn. There is only 170 yds. in a ball. I did this sock with my usual vanilla stockinette pattern - 64 stitches and 2.75mm needles- and I don't have enough yarn to do the toe. I wear a size 7 1/2 to 8 shoe so my feet aren't huge but that little tail of black and white is all I have left. I can do the toe in a solid black. I'm okay with that, but overall this pair of socks is a bit thick and I think I may have to frog it and start again.

But before I did that I thought I'd see if larger needles - 3.25mm - and less stitches-56- would make a thinner sock. So to find that out I had to cast on another sock...in another colorway... did you really think that first ball of yarn arrived on my doorstep alone? Ha ha ... not a chance!

This is colorway 2184.


And it is making a very lovely sock. It is a bit thinner but it seems plenty large enough. Hopefully I'll have enough for the toe.


This yarn seems to just fly off my needles. The excitement of seeing what color is going to show up next has me totally enthralled and I wonder if this colorway will have any repeat of pattern. I won't find that out until I knit the entire sock - it is so addicting - and I have NO willpower as evidenced by the package that was on my porch this afternoon.


Colorways 1860, 2183, and 2205... and the stash keeps growing... but oh it is sooooo pretty!

Happy knitting-
carol fun


8 comments:

  1. Oh Man!!! I see some of this yarn coming my way! Those colors and stripes are gorgeous! Thanks for the info on using larger needles and fewer stitches.

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  2. Such gorgeous years and wonderful projects.

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  3. Isn't it wonderful we can find a sock yarn for our every mood. You've got some great yarns there I"m going to have to get some. and love your new adjectives.

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  4. Oooo, very pretty. Love the turquoise and yellow. Do that one next.

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  5. It looks like you are having a very fun time! Love the colors, all of them. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. Oh, wow! That yarn makes amazing socks! I clicked on the link and I want them ALL! I want scarves and socks and hats! Maybe it'd be a good idea if I learned to knit. :)

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  7. I *LOVE* that sock! Maybe I need to learn to knit.

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