Monday is not Sunday but it will do just fine
Done at last and straight in to action. Socks make great little summer projects but as the weather starts to cool down they really come in to their own. There's nothing quite so satisfying in knitting for me as finishing up and pulling the item in question straight on for some much desired warmth.
Yarn: Socks that Rock in the wonderful Thraven
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs
Started: June 9th 2010
Finished: October 18th 2010
These are a wonderful match of a pattern I love (top down - yay!) and a yarn I'd dreamt about owning until the start of this year. Thank you again Wendy for your generosity and thoughtfulness it makes these beauties all the more beautiful to me. I may never take them off though I love how they look when I do. The sculptural aspects of the ribs are wonderful.
And the colour - oh the gorgeous colour - it's a little more true to life in this last shot. I doubt I'll ever have the photography skills to quite capture the amazing depth and variation of these nearly black Raven clan colourways. They are an amazing expression of a real art form.
I'm so lucky in this socky month to jump straight from the yarn of one master dyer to another. Here's the first glimpse of the WM sock - a rather beautiful folded cuff if I do say so myself. Alice has designed a fabulous pattern for variegated colourways so I decided to behave myself as a club member and knit the pattern with the yarn it was designed for. More to see of this at the weekend I feel sure.
Ally, I too suffer from Second Sock Syndrome. I have cured it by either knitting both socks at once on circulars, or I knit the first one to the heel, put it on stitch holders, then start the second one. I switch them again after the gusset decreases are done.
Looking forward to hearing your 'knitting with WM' experience!
Can't wait to see how your variegated socks turn out, that pattern sounds intriguing.
And I'm loving how the WM is knitting up so far, it looks great!
I still need to knit up my STR (I got the Corbae colourway). Now I think it'll have to be cables too...
Is it worth joining the UK Knitters Ring as I am struggling with even getting through the technicalities of it all.
Your site is lovely. I have only just set up my bloig as I'm launching my new yarn venture.
My hand knitted socks helped me to keep my feet warm while I had fever last week. Knitting is sooo therapeutic :D what would we do without it?
I love the variagated coloured yarn you have there. It's so tempting to get a new skein but I must use the old one!!
Yes, I'm back in Blogland after a nine month absence (explanation on my blog) and am reading all your posts from June through to now!