Monday, March 26, 2007

My Fashionable Socks

Project Socks
Pattern: My own - Toe up instructions from Knitty, peasant heel
Yarn: Yarntini fingering weight in Self-Striping Make it Work! and a shot of color Carry On!
Needles: Inox 2.0mm (US 0)
Start Date: March 14, 2007
End Date: March 25, 2007
Comments: These socks are fierce! Ok, maybe I'm watching a little too much America's Next Top Model...But I do love these socks. The awesome stripes are all thanks to the Yarntini yarn and I just had to throw in my new favorite toe and heel. The yardage was stupendous on this yarn. Even with a longer cuff, I have a ton left over of both the striped and the solid. Yea! No running out of yarn!

Right after casting off the Project Runway socks I worked on Thermal for a couple hours. I'm nearing completion of the back. If I would just stop knitting socks for a minute I'm sure I'd have it done much sooner, but I got a new sock book in the mail this weekend so I had to put Thermal down and cast on for a new pair. :)

Here is the much anticipated More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I love love love her first book and this one does not disappoint. The two big differences that I've found so far are that there are many more toe and heel styles and the stitch gallery has gone from being scattered throughout the book to being collected in the back. I think it's an improvement. I've already picked out the first pattern I'm going to do. I only got through the toe last night so more details Wednesday. (The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Desert Flower).


Glenna C said...

I'm glad to hear your comments on the second SKS book, I'm hoping to get a copy of it soon! I enjoyed the first one but still haven't done a whole pattern from it yet. it's forever 'on my list'. ;)

mle said...

Interesting, I didn't know there was a second book coming out! Are there quite a few good stitch patterns in it? looks like they're just showing colorwork patterns on the cover.
I've been coveting some of the LL Desert Flower colorway for a pretty!

Dave said...

Your socks look fantastic -- great job on matching the stripes all the way up!

Kim in Oregon said...

Oh I didn't realize the book was out...I have to go find it now! Love the sox.

Kris said...

Fabulous!! love the large strips and the matching up came out quite well.

C said...

Those socks ARE fierce! It's awesome how the stripes matched on both socks. I should be getting my MSKS this week, too. I'm looking forward to that!