Monday, June 11, 2007

Stax o' sox

Stacks may be a 'slight' exaggeration. There is one finished pair, and a newly began pair, but I must admit to being just slightly obsessed with them above all other knitted objects at the moment. My prediction is that this will only be a momentary obsession, but will be a long lasting passion with many more socks to be seen in my future.

So the Jaywalkers are finished. Knit over the course of about 2 weeks on 2.75mm in Lorna's Laces "Iris" colourway. I initially started them on 2.25mm but they were too tight on me, so I jumped up 2 needle sizes, which made them pretty big, too big for me in fact. Once I realised this, I worked on this labour of love with my darling husband in mind (who has size 12 feet).
After the mammoth effort on the HUGE jaywalkers, I figured something for me would be a much quicker knit. I also wanted to do a toe-up sock... it's fascinating all the different ways of constructing the same object, and I currently want to try them all! So I stumbled across the Vinnland pattern at the Anti-Craft yesterday before I left on an overnighter at the in-laws. Lots of knitting time in the car meant I got to get a good start on them. I'm knitting them in the Monster Knits "Meadow" colourway that I scored off ozebaby a couple of weeks ago. They don't look like much off a foot, but stretch out the pattern and they look awesome! I'm very happy with these so far!I also picked up this book at the mini-wool expo held in Coburg a little while back. It's full of gorgeous patterns, and I just can't decide what I want to do first! I bought some Cleckheaton Coccoon in baby pink a couple of days ago, and I'm keen to attempt the waving lace ones pictured on the front .

11 comments:

Dyelicious Hand Dyed Yarns said...

oooo oooo oooo - SOCKS!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell I'm a little sock addicted atm??!?!?!?!

I love them all! The Jaywalkers look fantastic but I especially love the Vinnland - off to check out the pattern...

I think I may also have to bit the bullet and get over my DPN aka porcipine phobia lol!

Baa Bum Mum said...

ooh I ahve to say I feel a bit jeaoulus looking at all your sock making :( I can't wait to get my needles and wool and find some time ;)

Baa Bum Mum said...

oh and I LOVE vinnland too :)

Stitch Sista said...

Ooooh I'm really loving the green ones! Pattern is ace!

I'm a bit socked out atm. I really need to knit them away from the telly I reckon...

Tania said...

Sam those green ones are looking fantastic. I love the Jaywalkers too. You clever thing. Thanks for egging me on on the DPNs, you are my DPN mentor :)

Kris said...

Oh I love the vinland!! How does DH's like his jaywalkers?


I'm slowly drawing together the materials to attempt a pair of socks.

I want to find out just what it is that draws knitters into the secret world of socks so they never come back

susieq78 said...

ooh they are so pretty. The green ones looks great. The colour works perfectly with that design.
You have inspired me to try my own. I want pretty socks too!!

Lynne said...

Sock making has become a bit of an obsession for me too - despite the events of my first attempt!
I never even thought of using knitting elastic - what a good idea, but as you say, it was too late, I'd already ripped out the socks!
I've finished that first pair now - except for grafting the toe. I tried but it didn't work - I need to be alone and concentrating to get it right, not talking to friends I hadn't seen for years!!
Thanks for visiting my blog - I'll be back to visit yours again.

http://2hot2knit.blogspot.com/

Ahna said...

Wow..I'm really digging on the meadow socks!

Austy's Mum said...

I love the toe on the green socks! I have been eyeing off some of that monster knits sock yarn but I would never get the socks knitted up as fast as you, so am leaving it to someone else until I can work out a way of getting more knitting done! Your needle roll is fantastic. I must get to making one of those for myself one day - I have just discoverred dpns don't have sizes written on them!!!

Ann said...

Lovely socks & love them all. I have also completed a pair of Jaywalkers using Lorna Laces & had some pooling. The Fav Socks book is great & I am knitting the Waving Lace now. Thanks for the link to Vinnland - it's going on the to-do list.