Tuesday, November 07, 2006

third time's a charm ....


this is my third attempt at knitting these socks. my first attempt was with koigu. the koigu was ripped and became this instead. then i tried some hand jive nature's palette. but, the twist was very much like koigu and kinda obliterated the delicate leaves. now i am using froehlich wolle silky baby-lambs. i think i'm on the right track.

ps. if you click on the link for this yarn, you're taken to the web pages of a site no longer maintained. the yarnshop is now under new ownership and has a new webpage under raveknits. i think the older website is more comprehensive, and they do have TONS of needles and hooks. it just happens to be about a mile off of I-85 in concord, nc, ... which i pass anytime i go home to visit my family.

as the holiday season creeps in, which i do love ... i am feeling some pre-holiday stress with my list of what to make. i seem to spend more time worrying about the list vs. just casting on or sewing!

5 comments:

ms. pea said...

i really like froehlich wolle - my sock experience with it has been that it shows off stitch patterns really well. did yours come with little spindles of extra fine-gauge sock yarn to reinforce your heels & toes? so classy.

Lolly said...

It's a beautiful color!

gray la gran said...

f.pea, it did not come with those little extra spindles. though it can be used for socks, i don't think that was it's intended use.
the label actually says ...

"fine natural yarn for baby- and soft ladies garments. agreeable to skin, machine washable (wool cycle)."

Jenna said...

The name "silky baby-lambs" brings up a strange picture in my head. Despite that, the yarn is working wonderfully with that sock pattern. Keep those socks coming, girl!

JessaLu said...

OMG I love that pattern!