I'm A Follower
Working on this blogging-knitting dissociation . . . I thought I'd try that crazy-wild concept of blogging about what I'm actually knitting.
This weekend, it's been mostly socks (not as many as Jen, of course). And in photographing these, it turns out that I'm a bit of a follower, or what my sister might call a "trend-bucket." But so it is.
I've been carrying around my Jaywalkers for a while, a little bit here and there. And they're coming along well - only the foot of one sock left to go. And then I realized - Sockapalooza 4 is fast approaching. And since I hadn't exactly started my sock pal's size US 11 women's socks, I thought it was time. The Monkeys above (yup, a follower) are in Ball and Skein in Mosaic, and the colors are fascinating and shimmery and jewel-like. But there's a story there. I thought US 2s would be the size, but the pooling was incredible. I was out and about for the day, and didn't really want to restart. I grabbed my US 1s and started, but it was a bit tight for my taste. I experimented a bit and found that using 3 US 2 dpns and 2 US 1 dpns created the perfect size and color patterning. Whatever works . . .
And to prove that I'm not always just a follower . . . A finished pair of socks from a couple of weeks ago. I needed a comfy cozy pair of socks for a friend of mine and the Rainy Day Socks fit the bill perfectly. They were well received. . . and worn. Hence the bad flash photo.
Comfy Cozy Socks
Pattern: Rainy Day Socks from Magknits
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK
Needles: US 4 dpns
Notes: No changes - a great pattern.
Best Thing About This Project: Hearing from the recipient that the last pair I made her had been worn so much they'd actually worn through.