Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More socks!

Here is a bigger picture and a close up on the Sockotta socks. The poor ball of yarn has been tumbled around my purse for many months, so for the moment I've retired it as my "on-the-go" project. That, and my purse was just getting a little too heavy. They are really plain 6x2 ribbing, size 2 Addis, and the slip stitch heel you remember from a few posts back. I like the Sockotta more than I thought I would, it's not a tough to work with as I feared. It does have some wool in it, which balances out the cotton. I love the way it patterns up, and it has a nice sheen to it. I have a few more balls kicking around sockstashland, but I am not sure I'd go out on my own and buy some.
Here is a close up of the finished toe. Really neat the way the colors line up near the bottom!
That's it for this update... This weekend I accomplished zero knitting (actually not true - I did a little bit Saturday night on the Tsuki scarf before I got too engrossed in Jacob's Ladder - talk about vivid dreaming...). This week will be a little more tame (say I say now...) so I hope to get some more knitting done.

2 comments:

SheepsPyjamas said...

I did a pair for Dumpling (in pinks, of course) out of the Sockotta, and you know, I would buy more. As you say, it's not bad to work with (and I was worried too), and it's okay coloring and patterning wise, not incredible, but quite acceptable, yes? But the best part comes afterward -- they wear like iron; Smidge hasn't been able to put a toe through, the soles come "ungray" again (through both washer and dryer), and they stretch enough that they still fit her... Not too shabby for the price... :*)

I plied the green, but, what else is new, I'm behind on the blogging...

Dipsy said...

Oh yummy, what a great yarn this is! I love the color combo, and it seems to be just perfect to let the pattern "jump out", so to say! Looking forward to seeing the finished pair, they're gonna rock big time!