Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sock photos

And, as promised, sock photos.

The purple socks are based on Grumperina's Roza's Socks pattern in the Spring 2007 Interweave Knits Magazine. Since I had nearly 2 full skeins of purple left over from Hockeyboy's socks, I changed the pattern to a toe-up configuration and decided to just keep going until I ran out of yarn. Ergo, I ended up with knee highs. The yarn is from Knit Picks and is particularly soft. These are very light weight and should be a nice, comfortable sock for spring.

The other photo is of my finished Elfine socks out of Socks that Rock in Nodding Violet, which have been worn and are already needing to be washed. They turned out especially thick and warm. I particularly like the garter ridge cuff on them. It is a non-traditional cuff that really looks sweet with the leaf pattern in the body of the sock.

I have one more hank of STR in my stash but can't decide on a pattern for it. I'm waffling between Monkey from and another from Socks, Socks, Socks. The disadvantage of Monkey is it is a cuff down pattern and I am a toe-up gal. I like the direction of the stitch pattern in the socks, so I'd either have to switch and knit cuff down on this pair of socks or try to rewrite the pattern. I'm not sure how the chart would work in reverse, so some swatching will definitely be in order. The other patterns I have in mind are not directional, so there won't be any rewrites necessary, so I guess it depends on how lazy I feel.

Decisions, decisions . . . In the meantime, Samus will need to be resurrected and there is all that fleece waiting to be spun and the stealth project and washcloths and a few other ideas for using up some stash yarn whirling around this feverish little mind of mine. In the meantime, I have a date with Casablanca and laundry folding.


livnletlrn said...

I've been wondering about converting top-down patterns to toe-ups too. Seems like it would work and be easy enough, but I'm just not sure and haven't gotten around to trying it yet. We have a vacation coming up soon, though, and I'm thinking socks are going to be the traveling projects, so it just might be time to find out.

Guinifer said...

Holy cow! You were busy this weekend! The monkey sock is a very speedy project, you may not mind the cuff down construction.