Showing posts from February, 2013

Thursday Sock Show: 3 for price of 1

It's a Thursday and I actually have time and energy to blog! Hooray!  My sock knitting, let me show you it.

You already saw the Philosofive Socks last week. I'm currently waiting on said Philosopher to come home so that I can make him try on Sock 1, which is ready to be cast off entirely and Sock 2, where I think I'm ready to start the toe but need verification. They continue to be eye searingly bright.

And Gypsy continues to be a good photography helper:

I had to check my archives to see if I'd shown you the Cinnamon socks and I see that they did make an appearance in January. They're finally done now.  I have officially cast off Pair 1 for 2013.  These are going in the long range gift planning box. They have a destination but not for a few more months.

I'm now through my first skein of DIC Classy. It's not the softest yarn I've ever worked with but I think it will wear nicely for socks. That yarn was from the now closed Knitter's Niche here in Chi…

Seattle + Philosofive

Forgive the interjection of socks on a non-Thursday but it's been a while since I checked in and before I get these cast off, they deserve at least one blog post.

My mission while I was in Seattle attending that work conference was to power through  a pair of socks for the Philosopher.  These are another pair from the Blue Moon Fiber Arts surprise bag.  The Philosopher has commented that the cuffs felt a little loose so for this pair I tried something slightly different: a 1x1 rib rather than a 2x2 rib.  Yes, for the whole cuff and the top of the foot on both socks. No, I'm not batty after doing it--though I did have to correct a lot because I'm so used to defaulting to 2x2 ribbing.

 I've tried photographing this yarn but it's hard because it's just such a vibrant shade of green. The blues and purples pop and it was a wonderfully bright visual amongst the gray of Seattle.

As you can see, it's striping/pooling. The 1x1 rib breaks that up a little bit.  It ma…