Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I Am Tired Of Socks

For the first time in a very long time I don't have a pair of socks on needles. Not even the pretty yarn I bought this weekend in Haliburton can tempt me to cast on. This stuff by Regia was terribly expensive, almost 20 bucks for one pair of socks but after that horrible experience with Sock Wars III I wanted to treat myself.

I am undecided between the Monkey socks, which are really pretty, or maybe the Lombard Street socks (can't find the link). So as long as I am undecided I can't cast on. Or maybe I'll just have to cruise through Ravelry to find something brand new.

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This is a nice basic wool yarn from Patons, Kroy, which will make someone a nice pair of socks for the winter. I don't need anymore winter socks, I have a whole drawer full. I always liked this yarn for durability. My husband has socks made from Kroy that are 10 years old and still have life in them. They don't always have the prettiest colors but the one pictured below is a new one.

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So until I decide which yarn and which pattern I am desperately trying to finish the Central Park Hoodie. I have decided though that I will eliminate the hood and make a nice collar. Caveat here, I have to figure out how to do that first. I have decided though that a hoodie is a bit too young for me. I'm also making it a fair bit longer than the pattern, I really like my backside to be warm.

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I'm also doing a little triangle shaped shawl with the hand dyed yarn from a previous post. I had started a scarf but didn't like it very much. I retrieved it from the frog pond and it has started a new life. Pictures later when there is more to show.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rudee said...

I like the monkey socks a lot. The pattern repeat is easy enough to memorize without going back to the chart or printed instructions all the time. I'm bored with it though so I bought PLT's Earth Elements patterns and I'm liking the Terra Incognito a lot. I have to try her twisted stitch pattern which you've already recommended to me.

I bought some beautiful pink smooshy the other day for socks for my friend and colleague who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer :-(. I'm thinking now though that I'll get another skein and knit her a shawl to keep her warm during chemo treatments.

May 24, 2008 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

I hear you about the socks. I'm sick of them too. Love your sweater. I almost always end up doing my own thing with my collars coz I never agree with the pattern. I bet whatever you do will look better than a hoodie. Too bad about Sock Wars III. I'm not very competitive lately so I have dropped out of all the races. People do get strange and nasty!

June 2, 2008 at 1:43 PM  

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