Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Getting snickety!

I am happy to say that I have finally started my Summer of Socks project (note that I don't say "first," because I know myself and my schedule better than to imagine there will be more than one pair of socks this summer). Darn overcast day and no flash on my iPhone camera made for a dark picture, but here it is:


Claudia's Hand Painted, in Walk in the Woods colorway, on US #1 dpns.

I was worried that the stitch pattern in Snicket wouldn't show up well in this variegated yarn, but so far the ribbing seems very well-defined, probably because of the twisted stitches. I have been waiting and waiting to use this yarn, and I love the pattern I chose. My only concern is if one ball per sock will be enough. I'm using smaller needles than the pattern calls for, and making a larger size than I normally would because I liked my tighter gauge. I'll still make the foot the right length for me, but I never know if I'm going to have enough yardage. Fingers crossed, because I got this yarn so long ago, I'm sure there's no more of this dye lot left!

5 comments:

medea said...

isn´t that the reason why people invented knitting both socks at once and using a toe-up pattern? That way you´ll never be left without enough yarn, just shorter socks :)

Sneaksleep said...

I know! But the pattern I want to knit is written top-down, and I don't know if I have the skills to adapt it for toe-up. I might have to, thogh...

more cows than people said...

oh my goodness... you have an iphone?! oh my goodness...

judy said...

No flash? That's a surprise.
Beautiful colorway. For my two cents, a finished pair of socks is wonderful no matter how long it takes.

jennsquared said...

Beautiful colorway! I can't wait to see the finished product! :)