Saturday, November 15, 2008

a socken update

socks are always on my plate, but not always at the forefront of my mind. like any knitter, i have different needs and wants (knitterly). sometimes the socks on the needles don't quite fit the bill. sometimes i just want to knit socks, but not cabled socks, not lace socks, not socks with traveling stitches and blue ribbons. just socks.

my mindless socken project is soon to be finished.

even for a plain ole sock, it's had its challenges ... the yarn ... tofutsies. at first, i did not like this yarn. the 100 gram ball was small and dense. it made me think of throwing at someone (and possibly hurting them). and, it's splitty ... thus the tighter gauge on my regular 64 st. socken needles. i've sat on this yarn (in stash) for more than a year. then, one day, i decided, "let's knit this yarn!".

it's soft. it's soooo soft, once knitted. the colors bloomed unexpectedly (the colors, not the fabric). i think i love it. i want more, but i do have another ball in stash (both these yarns were gifts). so, i must knit the gift yarn first ... and then perhaps get over the crush.

i like to knit plain socks sometimes. sometimes, the scarf, sweater, shawl, other sock, bug, potholder, or _____ , takes more thought and attention. i have lots of socken stash. i have lots of socken stash appropriate for plain socks.

this yarn was appropriate for , not plain socks. when i see a solid (now) i think, "wow! what texture i can knit into this! lace! traveling stitches! cables!". but then, i examined the green a bit further ... "wow ... that's A LOT of green !" i love green. don't get me wrong. it's just that this green almost glows.

i still love the green, but i am quite pleased with its union with the heathered brown (newish green, very old brown).

i started these socks back in the summer. i finished the first one, and went on to other things (like a knitter).

i am happy to report that i am on the mate, beginning the gusset. i really like this pattern. i like that not every row is stranded. i like that not every stranded row is a big motif.

these will be finished soon.

i need to think about skirts to show off my socks. isn't that funny ... you make/buy something, and only need to make/buy something else to compliment it?!

shot on location, ... on my back steps ... on a blustery day, too warm for november. the day had unexpected morning sunshine, though blotchy. i love my back steps (my primary entrance) because they kinda unnerve people. it's like going up and down a fire escape. i like it. and the light is usually good there.

seriously ....


painter girl said...

Hey Missy, I love the subtle color of the grey socks against the electric green standing out in the second socks. That is some elaborate knitting. You are so good.

Yesterday I was in a show when you called. I will call tonight to chat.

Stacey said...

You are right - the green really does glow against that brown - what a great color combo!!!

Mrs. M said...

What beautiful green and brown socks. I love that color combination. Not sure I would have thought of that! And your steps??? WOW! Not sure I would enter! Trying to picture where that is.....Anyway, you still working at LYS? Haven't seen you in ages, although I haven't been in in ages. Had shoulder surgery, etc.....It is good to be back knitting and catching up on your knitting! How did you like the snow yesterday???