Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Disco Socks!

Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Mexiko Disco Socks

Pattern: Basic sock pattern of my own creation
Yarn: Schoeller & Stahl Mexiko Disco Socks color #9051 Durango
Needles: KnitPicks dpns - US 1
Start Date: October 2, 2006
End Date: October 9, 2006
Comments: Ah, the first pair of Socktober 2006 socks. Even though we were out of town this weekend, I found some time to knit a bit and by the time we got home this evening all I had left were the toes. While these socks had a bit of a rough start (I got all the way through the gusset decreases the first go around only to realize the sock was huge) in the end I am very happy with them. The little sparkles in the yarn are a lot of fun and they are the perfect color to wear with jeans.

As my brain was numb from traveling all day, I decided to cast on for another pair of socks rather than work on Ivy. So, here is the beginning of a sock using Claudia Hand Painted in Chocolate Cherry. The pattern is Stillwater from Wildhorse Farm Designs. I really love how it is working with the yarn. The yarn itself is wonderful. The colors are vibrant and rich. I'm almost positive this is the same base yarn as Koigu. It feels fantastic:)


Chicago Jen said...

Oooh chocolate cherry.... yumm. Will we see you at group tomorrow night?

Liz said...

I love that color, pink and brown is one of my favorite combos! Hope to see you tomorrow night at Group.

Kim in Oregon said...

I too default to socks when I can't think of anything else. I'm on my way to get my hair cut and I'm looking for a mindless sock to take with me!

mle said...

I'm glad to hear that the Claudia Hand paited knits up well! I have a couple of skeins of it in my stash. That chocolate cherry is to die for! can't wait to see the finished product!