Thursday, June 21, 2007

One Pair Down

Pattern: Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, Vera colorway
Needles: US #2 magic loop for part, DPNs for most
Modifications: minor, not worth mentioning
Recipient: a very sweet and amazing coworker

Wow, check out the differences in striping/
pooling. I loved how the first sock striped so well on the cuff, but the second one jumped into the pool from the very start. The foot is even worse.

This was another pattern that I enjoyed for not quite a sock and a half. Despite the pooling I think it looks good with this yarn. The color definitely overwhelms the pattern, but it's a fairly subtle pattern anyway, so it doesn't matter too much.

There's plenty of brownery and not much greenery to showcase my knits lately, so I thought I'd walk over to the tiny playground near my apartment to take these pictures. There were a few kids there, and clearly they had to play on the climbing "wall" since I was using it. So I took my socks over to another part of the playground and could hear the kids talking about me "taking pictures of socks?!?" It was amusing.

Can you believe I finished the June socks with nine days to spare? I even cast on for the second of the July socks yesterday. I'm eager to have these two pair done so the ladies at work will get off my back about them. It's tough to measure feet surreptitiously, so they've been hounding me ever since that fateful day.

It's been 21+ days since I've bought any sock yarn, as well. I can't say that I haven't looked at sock yarn online, but I haven't purchased any. I'm proud of me.

My favorite thing about Lorna's Laces? The small ball of leftovers. You never have to wonder if you're going to have enough with this stuff.


~Tonia~ said...

The socks look great.

Mandy said...

Fabulous, dahling, simply fabulous!

Brenda said...

Vonderful! Simply Vonderful! I actually like the pooling. I know pooling is supposed to be bad but I really like it when yarn pools.

Ooo. Imagine a pool full of yarn. That would be fantastic.

Joy said...

21 days without buying sock yarn? That's astounding. I might just have to gift you some sock yarn if you manage to make it 90 days. ;) (See? I'm trying to provide additional incentive to stick to this yarn