Monday, November 20, 2006


Nodding Violet Knee Socks

Pattern: Customizable Knee Sock Pattern
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock lightweight in Nodding Violet - 2 skeins
Needles and Gauge: KnitPicks dpns, size 0 (2.0mm) with a gauge of 8.5 stitches per inch
Start Date: November 12, 2006
End Date: November 19, 2006
Comments: I cannot believe how much I love these socks. I had been admiring the Nodding Violet color for months. I had been looking fondly upon other people's lovely knee socks. I could not be happier with the combination. The Knee Sock Pattern worked out wonderfully. It takes a little math, but even if you are math-phobic I don't think it would be too difficult. These socks fit so well and I can't wait to wear them on Thanksgiving Day. Even though in the picture one sock looks taller, they are the same. I just have very limited photo capability on a Monday morning before work. I also will not be wearing them with my jeans rolled up to my knees. :)

These socks were another quick knit, but it's mainly due to the fact that I was home sick all day on Wednesday and that gave me a lotof knitting time. Also, I just can't put down the needles when I'm knitting with Socks that Rock. This was the first time I used the lightweight and I was incredibly happy. It has the same texture and twist that the mediumweight has and it creates a lovely, slightly thinner, but still very warm fabric.

Regarding yardage - I almost ran out. I was very nervous when I was knitting the toe on the first sock. I really wasn't sure I would have enough. I think I had about 3 or 4 yards left. That's cutting it close! Just to give a rough estimate in case others are interested, my calf circumference is a little less than 16 inches around, it's 13 inches from the narrowest part of my ankle to my knee, and my foot is right around 10 inches long. Each skein has 360 yards and I had maybe 10 yards left in the end.

Moving on to new things, the second Pick Up Sticks Club kit arrived a couple days ago. Another winner. The yarn is VvS Painted Yarns, a small Canadian company, and the color is Art Nouveau. The yarn itself reminds a lot of Socks that Rock mediumweight. It's a very similar look and feel though the colors are more subdued. Very elegant. The pattern is another stunning creation. I am currently reorganizing my sock knitting list so that I can cast on for this one soon.


Andy said...

nice socks

mle said...

I LOVE your knee highs!!! Those turned out so well!

Chicago Jen said...

So pretty!! Congrats!!Will we see you on Wednesday?

Monika said...

Congrats on those well fitting socks! They look wonderful!

aija said...

They look great!! (SO fast!!) Have a great time in them on turkey day :)

Liz said...

How in God's name did you take a picture of yourself wearing knee socks from that angle? Or did you get one of your cats to do it :)

Lynae said...

LMAO at Liz.

I love how the calf looks SO much smaller on than in the earlier picture.

Aren't they hot, though?

Eva said...

Gorgeous :) I'm working on my first pair too right now (using Lana Grossa's Mega Boots).
Thanks for giving the deets on how much yarn you used. I guess I'll have to buy 3 skeins of yarn... I haven't made up my mind if I'd get the lightweight or medium weight though.

Cheers Eva

Lolly said...

I love them! What a great result ;) and it is wonderful that there is no pooling.

Enjoy wearing them!

gnomiejo said...

I love those socks! Wow. I've been reading your blog from time to time since joining the sweet sheep sock club. I want to do the the knee-socks now too! I also want to thank you for turning me on to the Petals Collection. I was able to join before it closed. Thanks for your inspiration!