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Friday, October 13, 2006
Happy Friday the 13th

I've decided to celebrate this Friday the 13th with a little sock porn. It's luck for all us sock knitters, but very unlucky for all the pervs using Google looking for a different type of sock porn. I so love to play with the search engine results.

Anyhow. The socks on the left are my Wine & Needles socks. I finished them at the end of September, but I'm just now getting around to posting them.

Pattern: Broadripple Socks by Rob Matyska
Yarn: Vineyard by Knitpicks
Needles: Size 3 Bamboo by Crystal Palace

Notes: I really like this pattern. I may knit it in a size 2 needle next time. The sock feels a little loose for my taste. It was a nice easy pattern to knit. This was my first pair of pattern socks, up to this point, I only knitted basic socks. I love the feel of the yarn (it's a nice soft yarn) and the colors. This was also my first socks made from a self striping yarn. I will make this pattern again and I love Knitpicks sock yarn. Everywhere I wear these socks, I get compliments.

Sock on the Needles: This is a basic sock on size 1 metal needles. The Yarn is Pansy from Knitpicks.
I had my doubts about this yarn at first, the colors just seemed a little odd for me, but one I got a few rows done, I liked the way the colors played. The yarn is 100% Merino and it is so soft. I think I spend as much time fondling the socks as I do knitting them. I'm up to the heel flap on sock one. By the time Dr. Who is over tonight I expect to be on the foot.

I am finding that the more I knit socks, the faster I can knit them. It took me a month to knit my first sock and 3 weeks to knit it's mate. Now I can knit a sock in about 2 weeks. That's not bad considering I still think I am a slow knitter. For reference, I can crochet a sock in a day and a half.
posted by Angel at 10/13/2006 02:21:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 8:28:00 PM, Blogger Dorothy

    I was eyeing that Pansy yarn and wondering how it would look knit up. I like. I may have to add to my future purchases list.