16 May 2007

Socks

Viola, les Twinkles Toes c'est fini!


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Pattern: Twinkle Toes by Cookie A.
Yarn: Opal 6-ply in Caffe Au Lait, used 84g (out of a 150g skein--definitely enough left for a pair of anklets)
Needles: size 4, WEBS bamboo circs (two socks on two circs)
Modifications: Since I had so much yarn, I had these grand plans to make these knee socks. I did increase the length by quite a bit but ran out of steam when the new sock yarn arrived. I increased with YOs at each end to keep with the lacy look of the socks. Since it is way too hot to even think about wearing these, I'll have to wait and see if they actually stay up. My stitch gauge was right on but my row gauge was off by quite a bit (fewer rows per inch) so my pattern looks slightly more elongated than the original but I still really like them.

The yarn that distracted me from my quest to make these knee socks?

Some Artyarns Supermerino in color 123:




and Zen Yarn Garden in Blue Ice:




I purchased both of these lovely yarns from Yarn4Socks as potential Sockapalooza socks for my pal. I'm leaning towards using the Zen Yarn Garden yarn because I think they are more in line with the "calm" blues and greens that my pal said she wants. On the other hand, I think that the Artyarns, with its darker colors, might be more striking. Maybe I'll knit them both up and see. I'm leaning towards a few patterns but have made no final decisions.

6 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Yay finished socks!!!! They look great!

And yeah, I'd be torn on the other two, too. Both are really pretty.

bradyphrenia said...

ooh, very pretty socks!

twig said...

Your socks turned out great!!

Anonymous said...

Great socks..
And I adore Artyarns supermerino in color 123.. yammy

Your sockapalooza pal

chamomile said...

Lovely! Such a beautiful colour!

Trillian42 said...

Gotcha! Check the blog - you've been tagged. :D

(I was going to post this on your most recent post, but it looks like comments aren't enabled for that post)