Monday, June 23, 2008

More Socks!

Yes, I know that all you guys have been seeing from me are finished socks. And Summer of Socks has just started, so yeah. More socks.

But I am going to take a bunch of sewing stuff up to the Lake when I go either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. So hopefully you’ll see some fabric interspersed with the knitting over the next two weeks or so.

But meanwhile? Another finished pair of socks!

This is the pair I started in the press box in Oklahoma City so I’d have something to knit that I didn’t have to pay attention to while I was watching softball. And trying desperately to ignore my neighbors. Yeesh.

It’s yet another Cat Bordhi pattern. Actually, it’s my first New Pathways repeat. It’s also my second-ever pair of socks knit with Fleece Artist sock yarn. Unfortunately, while I do love the yarn itself, this skein really kind of pissed me off.

As you can see, the sock on my left foot has really vibrant blues and some purple interspersed with the red. As I got to the top of that first sock, the blues started to wave good-bye to me. I was hopeful they’d pop up again pretty quickly once I got into the second sock. No such luck.

The non-red dyes obviously did not make it into the center of the skein. I would have been much happier with this pair of socks if the blue had been there throughout. Regardless, I will continue to knit Fleece Artist yarns and Cat Bordhi patterns. And I’ll just hope that the dyes are a little more consistent in future skeins.

Pattern: Riverbed Master Pattern by Cat Bordhi from New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Size: US women’s 8.5
Toe: Garter Toe (good grief, do I love this toe! Look for it again soon on a sock near you!),
Bind-Off: EZ's sewn bind-off
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino
Colorway: Rainbow
Source: The Loopy Ewe
Needles: Addi Turbo 16” circulars, US 1/2.5 mm
Started: 28 May 2008
Finished: 19 June 2008


floribunda said...

well, there is a certain symmetry in the ways the colors pooled... just different colors on each foot! I'm going to have to check out that garter toe. Looking forward to seeing some of your sewing one of these days!

SJ said...

How very odd that the blue was concentrated in one half of the skein! But I like the effect -- these are very obviously fraternal socks.

Dave said...

I've had some inconsistently dyed Fleece Artist too, but it feels so nice that I've forgiven it. :-) Your socks are beautifully vibrant, and that toe looks very cool!

Donna Lee said...

I've wanted to buy that book. Yours are the first ones I've seen done and they look great.

turtlegirl76 said... I'm thinking of what the perfect pattern would be for the Fleece Artist I have. Love your socks though. They're so cheerful!