Ok it's not the eighth wonder it's just one of the world's prettiest socks! Just look....
Pattern: Twisted Flower Socks by the amazing Cookie A
Magic loop, US #1.5 (2.5 mm) 32" addi turbo
Dream in Color Smooshy, Chinatown Apple colorway
Mods: NOT A SINGLE ONE!!!
Cookie A is a designing goddess so why mess with perfection altho I confess I tried to! (apparently I am genetically unable to knit a pattern unaltered)
The pattern calls for a US #1.5 for the medium size but it "seemed" a bit too big because of the stretchiness of the lace (we'll just ignore how much cables, even tiny ones, pull in the fabric for now...) So I went down to a US#1 and ended up with a too small sock! Of course I didn't listen to that nag inside my head until I was past the gusset on sock #1...D'OH!! So I am once again back to the school of WWCAD - what would Cookie A do! hehe!
The pattern is immaculate and easy to follow altho the teenie cables really slow down the knitting flow even when cabling without a cable needle. These are definitely not mindless TV time socks. I moaned about the fussy cables while I was knitting the sock but truth be told now that I'm finished, I really miss them!
I think the yarn I chose is perfect and I'm so completely happy that I broke out of my color rut and got acquainted with brown!! The color is so rich and full of depth yet it enhances the texture rather than detracts from it.
These will be leaving Casa de Fluffy soon as they are a holiday gift. I hope the new owner loves them as much as I do and to ease my pain, I KNOW I'll be knitting these again!
I think Pumpkin looks like he'll miss them too, doesn't he?
Actually I think he looks like he just got caught with his paw in the wild salmon jar, doesn't he?
Friday, November 30, 2007
Now this, my friends, is a serious pair of socks!!Specs: