Thursday, January 04, 2007

i found mindless ...

i certainly have a ton and a half of yarn in stash, but it's always the freshest yarn that entices me ....


such as, this trekking 107. all i knew was that i needed a mindless project. no guessing of fit, no trying to decide on technique, no trying to figure out a clever stitch pattern. i just needed too knit 'round and 'round, and let the yarn make the sock pretty.


and pretty it is ... this is the first time i've knitted with trekking, and i love how all the plies change colors.

the pattern is just my tried and true basic ... size 1 dpns, 72 sts, tubular cast on, 2x2 rib, plain jane leg, slipped stitched heelflap, and standard toe decreased and kitchner stitched.

6 comments:

amanda cathleen said...

love your new purple yarn, and your trekking socks too! Great colorway, makes me think of fields of strawberry fields

Rebecca said...

gorgeous trekking, i'll have to find some of that!

Mtwelovett said...

Love that color!!! and you're fast with those "ninja" needles ;) I can't wait to try trekking myself. I've heard lots of sock knitters rave about it.

J.P. said...

That colorway is awesome! Those socks are going to be gorgeous!

Knitstress Tygher said...

I'm incredibly jealous of your ability to make socks appear out of nowhere. PErhaps when I'm done my Stashalong period I can buy some nice sock yarns and play like you do. :)

S'very pretty, btw. The colors do wonderful things.

Stacey said...

what a great Trekking colorway! I keep seeing ones I love and writing down the numbers - they always look so different in the skein!