Friday, October 5, 2012

On and off the Needles

Soctoberfest is off to a great start. I've already completed one sock and I've started its mate. The yarn is Opal's Antonia Handyed color 3173. I got it at here at Simply Socks Yarn. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how the first sock knit up. Just look at the pooling...

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And this is the beginning of the second sock. Hmmmm... I don't think this one is going to pool like the first one. I think it will be more of a irregular stripe which was the effect I got on the foot of the first sock. Darn... I really want it to pool, but I don't know that there is anything I can do to make it happen. Now I ordered 2 other colorways of this yarn and I'm seriously considering buying more. I also saw it yesterday here at They have a colorway that SSYC doesn't. Oh very tempting!

Hope your Soctoberfest is woolly and warm!

carol fun


  1. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

  2. Love the pooling, Carol! And my GOSH you're fast! magic loop?

  3. You are speedy! I do love the pooling of the color, can't wait to see what the other sock looks like.

  4. that is so cool the way the colors pooled

  5. Okay, I've got to learn how to make socks. I love them and they look so warm!

  6. Love the sock! Hmmm will this be making it's appearance at court some time soon?

    Hope you are enjoying the awesome fall weather we have been having lately. :)

    Blessings always

  7. I love the color of your sock. I just may have to get started learning how to knit socks. I love what everyone is doing with the beautiful yarns. What is that wire frame contraption that you have in the second one. I guess this shows how dumb I am about socks, huh?

  8. Love the effect! It's chilly here this morning ~ those socks would be on my piggies!


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