Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sock Madness 5

March rolled in and with it came the madness that is sock madness.

Round 1
Suppoter's Socks by LilyMarlene
Shibui Sock
SM5 rnd1

i loved the way the yarn felt but was battling the pooling of colours, and wound up doing the sock on 0's instead. it didnt wok on sock 2 as well because the skein had a knot, that half of the skein coloured the other direction....VERY ANNOYING. if you are going to give me a skein with a knot, could you atleast make the colour repeats match?!

Round 2
NorNir by Caoua Coffee
Colinette Jitterbug in Jewel

SockMadness5 Rnd2 so far

the pattern was slip stitched all over, these socks took forever, but they didnt pool! They are very squishy and have now been test hiked. Sadly the yarn is not superwash, and they are slightly felted from washing. the pattern is named NorNir, but mine are just Nir which is hebrew for a plowed furough, which fits very well with the design.

We are currently on round 3

This sock by Maya has some pretty wide cables, which can be difficult to manipulate on 2.25mm needles. Luckily I have my trusty Leslie Wind cabling ring. She gave me this one at Stitches. Leslie made this at a 2mm diameter. usually for socks you need to use a needle a bit smaller than what you are knitting the item with, and you still have 4" or 6" of a needle to deal with. the ring is soo much better, and out of the way.

Round 3
Dangerous Curves by Maya
Shibui Sock in Jonquil
Cabling Ring


bubbebobbie said...

This year Round 4 ...This Year Round 4....

Scrabblequeen said...

You're a busy little Bee, aren't you? Good luck!

Jill said...

Beautiful socks. Where did you get that cable needle you are using in the third sock.

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