Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Laila's Socks, both of them

Finished the 2nd sock, so more photos...





Gee thanks...



Ravel sulked in the background after I shooed him away. (He's named after Maurice Ravel, not the thing you do with yarn.)

Laila's Socks
Yarn: Regia black and Regia variegated, fingering weight sock yarn
Pattern: from Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush
Needle: US size 1 Addi Turbo



Notes: I first followed the heel as written but didn't like the heel turn that much, so I ripped it out and used my regular heel turn instead. I played with a few of the color repeats, sometimes doubling the blues or sunset repeats. I added a few extra rounds of colorwork on the foot to make it a little longer.

As far as colorwork goes this was easy, I didn't need to refer to the chart or carry it around. If you like the look of colorwork, but don't want to refer to a chart after every few rounds to see what's next, then this is a great pattern for you.



My younger brother asked for a hat like the (boring) Seahawks hat I made Dad last year, but he hasn't decided on the colors yet. So I guess that's what I'll be working on soon.


8 comments:

grumperina said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! The combo of black and variegated yarn is very eye-catching.

Dave said...

Those are seriously gorgeous socks -- the colours just pop!!

Kris said...

The socks are beautiful!

sharon said...

Truly superb!

laurie in maine said...

Found you(r) sock again! Blog hopping the other day so couldn't remember where I'd seen the beautiful black & variegated sock.

(Ever see something you forget to bookmark and then can't find it later? yeah!) Half hour later trying to retrace my blogger steps; keywords: "sock variegated with black" - ATLAST!

I had about sworn off variegated yarn until I saw this! Couldn't get the picture memory out of my head.

MUST.TRY.THIS! Beautiful.

http://lifesastitch.typepad.com said...

Those are breathtakingly bautiful. And that photo of the cat! What eyes.
Li

Kelley said...

Wow! I have to learn to knit socks (and learn to knit colorwork). What a beautiful cat you have too!

Windyridge said...

Gorgeus socks. The colors are brilliant!