Friday, March 14, 2014

Sock it to me

While I was vegging on Wednesday and Thursday I did a bit of sock knitting. I love sock knitting. It is relaxing and mindless when I'm using self striping yarn and just doing a basic stockinette sock.
                   knit knit knit knit knit knit...very calming.

So I was able to finish this pair using the Opal Ambiente yarn. I used colorway 1860 - you can see all the colorways here. No repeat of stripe pattern - I like that!


This pair has only 52 stitches on 3.25 needles. I may go down another couple of stitches on the next pair. It is tighter than the first pair and after I wear and wash them I'll reevaluate.

So since I finished that pair I had to cast on another pair. I always have a sock on the needles ready to pick up at any time. This yarn is from Blue Moon you can see their yarns here. The colorway is called Sunshine Superman. I love the clever names they give their yarns. I got it around Christmas time and it isn't on their website right now. They change the yarns they dye during the year, so it may be available again later.


I love how there is some pooling at the top of the sock, then it goes into a barber pole stripe effect and there will probably be some more pooling around the ankle as I knit the heel turn/gusset area.


Happy knitting -

carol fun

9 comments:

  1. What fun socks, the colors are amazing.

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  2. you always find the funnest yarn!

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  3. These socks are so fun! I love self striping yarn and how you can be matchy, matchy or not! I think not is so much more fun. LOL

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  4. You never seem to stay idle! Love those colorful socks.

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  5. I love your socks and want to be a good sock knitter like you. The yarns you use are just beautiful. You are using a circular needle, right? Do you change when you get to the heel gusset? I'm going to try different ways to find the easiest and fastest so I can get a few pairs done in my lifetime! lol

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  6. They are gorgeous. I love the colours.

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  7. I love the Superman socks! You are still my idol with accomplishing so much.... even when you do not feel the best. Hope today is better.

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  8. Love the fun bright colors of these socks!

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