Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Power of the Silver Parcel

Knit Love Club shiny silver parcels went in to the post yesterday. I thought it might create some added power for the postal service if I was ready and waiting for it and finishing my first pair of club socks before the second installment arrived was a good incentive to keep me knitting on.
The magic worked and when I got home from work I just had the graft on the second toe to do and a parcel to open. Lickety split and they were done; with these so so soft socks snuggling round my toeses I'm wondering how I managed to take this long to get them finished. Alchemy Juniper is the definitely the most luscious sock yarn I've ever been fortunate enough to knit with.
Pattern: Rumpled by Alice Yu for Knit Love Club
Yarn: Alchemy Juniper - Rumplestiltskin
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs
Started: 22 January 2010
Finished: 24 March 2010
Isn't it a lovely little detail to have the twisted stitches carry on over the toes? I love the depth of texture to this pattern, the twisted stitches and the k4 togethers create wonderful ripples and ridges, peaks and troughs. Alice said somewhere along the line that it reminded her of a Liberty print and somehow that does capture the essence of this for me. A little piece of magic. I think all club patterns will be for sale in due course and this is a pattern I'd recommend for certain, one of those wonderful patterns that looks more complicated than it is, though I would think you do need a flexible yarn to work the four stitches together.

And so on to the second parcel, I don't know that I can ever love another sock yarn the way I love this Juniper but this little number is certainly a delight in its own right:
I did wonder if I might be swayed away from starting the lovely Levens project tonight (well two out of three projects finished deserves a reward doesn't it?) by the excitement of the new sock pattern. It's exciting alright but something tells me that starting a toe-up construction involving a Turkish cast on with an afterthought leg had best be left till the weekend!

14 comments:

J said...

Wow - they are fantastic.

T. said...

HOw did you know orange was my favorite colour? I can't wait to get them (you made them in a ladies size 12, right?)

sue said...

Gorgeous socks and I love the color! The toes do look great like that. The new sock yarn is very pretty, cant wait to see what it turns out like too.

drkknits said...

oh the orange looks awesome, and i can see why you would want to start the new ones straight away, but i agree, that level of complication requires time and a clear head! enjoy!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous socks and pretty sock yarn.

Rose Red said...

Excellent timing!! Love the toe - you are so right, the twisted rib looks very cool. I've only heard good things about that alchemy yarn, you are so lucky to have had the chance to knit with it!

Gidgetknits said...

Oh I've been looking at that design and kicking myself for not having heard about the club earlier! They are gorgeous! Really really really gorgeous!

T. said...

Darn you Sarah - I thought we were friends? I guess you now know my colour and size and I'll just have to wait....

Rachel said...

Wow. Those are beautiful! Congrats for finishing them up! Looking forward to seeing which yarn pulled your the hardest to cast on (or if you did both!).

raining sheep said...

GORGEOUS. Those are wonderful socks. I love that pattern, it looks quite intricate. The toe is awesome. That makes me want to go knit socks immediately. Hope you are doing well. We had a gorgeous day today and I actually sat in the garden for the first time this year.

bellsknits said...

wow I love those!! They look fiddly but worth it- I've been stuck on plain socks for so long just the look of those is making me itch to try something more complex again - there's not much that gives a sense of pride quite like those sorts of socks!

Linda said...

What beauties they are! The pattern looks hard.

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I've got a google account. Love Lurker

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