Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Holi-Dazed and Confused

Well, not really.

After my painful experience with the Cloning Anemone Socks (I wore them over the weekend and they are quite comfy, in case you were curious), I needed a ‘palate cleanser.’ The lemon ice of my knitting world at this point of time was Socks that Rock Mediumweight.

I couldn’t find my Turtle Daddy blockers immediately, so the cedar ones are in this photo

The pattern provided with this Rockin’ Sock Club kit was a traditional cuff-down pattern. But that’s just boring.

Toe Pic! - I tried to do a standard toe and it wouldn't cooperate. So Garter Toe it is!

Well, that and why should I pick up heel flap stitches when I don’t have to?


New Pathways heel

So I took the 8-stitch, 16-row stitch pattern and plunked that bad boy right into a Riverbed architecture from New Pathways for Sock Knitters (c’mon. You knew I’d do that, right?)

Mirror image cuffs!

I also took the pattern and did a mirror image chart for use on the second sock. I think it turned out just great!

Nice spring sky!

Of course, when I went to make that mirrored chart, I realized that I had omitted a row from my “portable chart.” Oops.


Oh well. Nobody will notice. Right?



Holidazed Socks
Pattern: Holidazed by Anne Hanson
Source: Rockin’ Sock Club, November 2008
Yarn: BMFA Socks that Rock Mediumweight
Color: Muddy Autumn Rainbow
Needles: US 2/2.75mm, Addi Lace, Magic Loop
Started: 22 April 2009
Finished: 12 May 2009
Mods: Diagonal Twill Rib pattern knit toe-up into the Riverbed architecture from New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Ravelry Link

8 comments:

Jenn said...

Mmm. Lemon ice!

Those are some excellent socks! I didn't even see the pattern on the legs when you were knitting them.

Bezzie said...

I love that pattern. It's a shame it's exclusive. Ah well. Makese sense.

Next fall I'll be on the lookout for muddy rainbows.

SJ said...

Very nice! I can't see any difference at all between the two socks -- I think the mirroring does a nice job of hiding any discrepancies.

MollyBeees said...

:SNORT: Cleanse your palette...lemon ice...:SNORT:
Gorgeous socks. I love STR yarn! I was in the sock club a couple of years ago. The only problem I have is that it tends to shrink more than anything else so I have to wash carefully...

Toe-pic! I so totally loved that movie!!!

Jenn said...

they look great!

Lindsay said...

I didn't even think about making a mirrored sock. Good thing I got really lazy with the 2nd socks last year and I still have a chance!

turtlegirl76 said...

They look great! I need to knit that pattern up. And I'll be doing it the same way you did. =)

ChristyH said...

"toe pic" I loved that movie. I also like how you changed your socks around to the New Pathways book.