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Monday, April 17, 2006

SockapalOOOza!

Yay! Finished my sockpal socks this weekend. I'm very pleased with them

Project Specs:
Pattern: Mermaid Socks, from
Cool Socks Warm Feet by Lucy Neatby
Yarn: Knit Picks Color Your Own sock yarn, dyed by me (my 1st self-striping)
Needles: Brittany Birch #2 DPNs
Notes: A lovely pattern, with great attention to detail. Very dense looking instructions (5+ pages long) but don't let that stop you, its a very simple repeat, and a garter stitch short-row heel, that means you don't even have to wrap your turns. A good pattern for making for others, as the spiraling "ribs" have a ton of flex and is very forgiving. Would happily knit again.


That leaves me with just the Super Secret Baby Project for my bro and sis-in-law on the needles. I have no idea what I'll do next. I have the yarn from more than a year ago for a Ribby Cardi, that might be a nice quick-ish knit. I will also start a new pair of socks (for me this time) - can't decide between some Regia Cotton (summer is coming) or Koigu. I'll probably do the Koigu, as I've never knit with it before.

34 Comments:

Blogger Carole said...

Those are absolutely fantastic! Really, really awesome - both the yarn and the pattern. Great job!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Very cool socks! Great dye job!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous caitlyn said...

Wow!! What gorgeous socks! You did an amazing job with the self-striping yarn! Your sock pal is very lucky.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Gorgeous. I can't wait to try that pattern.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

WOW! Those are some of the coolest-looking socks I've seen, both in terms of the color and the pattern. I'm very impressed by your color-your-own efforts!

10:22 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Those socks are so incredible looking! And I'm amazed at your self-dyed yarn. Really beautiful. You're giving me the dyeing itch. . . :)

11:08 AM  
Blogger margene said...

You are going to have a VERY happy pal!!

11:11 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Cute Socks! I love the way the striped yarn looks in that pattern. Great job. And go with the Koigu - it's great.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Woo-hoo! those are amazing! I've seen your progress pix earlier, but I wasn't aware that you even dyed the yarn yourself, looks very cool!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

As I said before, I love these socks! The swirly pattern is so nice and the yarn you dyed shows it off nicely.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Those really are the best socks ever.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

Those socks are amazing! I love how the stripes look with the swirl pattern of the sock. Very cool!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow - those socks are GORGEOUS. Can I be your sock pal? :)

8:14 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Wowza! Perfect colors for those mermaid socks. Love 'em!

8:16 PM  
Blogger CarryFairie said...

Holy Crow! Those are some totally fabu socks!!! Wanna' be my pal??? Love the color AND the pattern. :)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love how the striping came out in that rib pattern! Really great!! Your pal will feel so lucky and special. :)

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Wow--those are amazing. I love how the stitch pattern makes the colors look like it is an incredibly complex design. I've been interested in that book before, but now I might just HAVE to have it!

4:32 PM  
Blogger shoofly said...

wow! those are the best striped socks I have ever seen! cool work! and you dyed them yourself too! awesome!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

How cheerful! Your pal will love those.

As for the next up, go for the Koigu. New and different.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Nanc said...

Wow - Those socks are awesome! You're pal will be in heaven. And now I really want to try that pattern out. Thanks for selling me on *another* knitting book (like it takes all that much). Hee!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Ruby Banshee said...

My sockpal from the last swap knit mermaids for me, and they are so comfortable! I wear them all the time. And congrats on your self-dyed self-stripers. They look great with the pattern!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Those are the most interesting socks to look at. I love them! You need to give yourself a huge pat on the back. Good self-dye job too!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Beth (big geek) said...

Those are brilliant! I wish I signed up for this!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Dianna said...

Wicked cool socks! Great colorway!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Wow! These are possibly the coolest socks ever! I'm very impressed!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Sssarahevt said...

okay, I am in full agreement, your socks make me want to make socks!!! Those are soooooo cool! Lovelovelove them!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Siri said...

What a lucky pal you have!

1:40 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

These are so pretty Erin! The pattern really works perfectly with your lovely yarn!

11:30 PM  
Anonymous joy said...

These are such amazing socks. I must take a closer look at the pattern...that 'sock goddess' rating had put me off. Won't you knit a pair for yourself too? :-)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Thea said...

Amazing! And I'm not even a big sock fan. I usually scroll right past the photos, but yours really caught my eye. Cool and different and great colors! Your sockpal will be sooo happy...

7:30 AM  
Anonymous kate said...

i just got the socks!!! i LOVE them!!!!! thank you thank you thank you!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous yvonnep said...

These socks are absolutely fabulous!! A reason to buy the book. Great colours too.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Star said...

Those socks are FABULOUS !! Elann was out of the pattern :(
I bookmarked it tho. Beautiful beautiful beautiful !!!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Those are fantastic! I envy your sock pal.

I've ordered the book so I too can give them a try, I just hope it gets here before I leave on vacation next weekend.

9:34 PM  

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