its funny how the sock mojo comes and goes, isnt it? at the moment, i am surrounded by fantastic sock projects, and bringing my yarn out into the lounge room where i can see it everyday is making me plan ahead for more. i need some advice about one particular plan, but lets start with a recap. first, some decent shots of the conwy socks on the recipient.
much better in natural light.
he seems to think he is some kind of foot model, and see that little hole on that gusset join? thats the only one, on either pair. of course, it has to show up in the photo, doesnt it?
i am nearly finished sock one of his other socks, the stripey regia kaffe fasset,
so i will try and be good and finish these first, before i start him yet another pair, which i intend to be these:
yarn and pattern made for each other i think.
the pattern says 56 stitches on 2.25mm needles which i just knew would be too small for me. on 2.25 i would never do less than 68, sometimes 72. the pattern repeat is 14 stitches, so i thought it would be safe to go straight to 70 stitches. however, because im a bit of a blonde sometimes (i have a phd you know), i also went up to 2.5mm sticks. stupid. too loose and floppy, no stitch definition, wont stretch to see the pattern. so i frogged that, and cast on 70 stitches on 2.25mm sticks.
perfect. these are going to be really lovely. the yarn is the spud & chloe fine in ‘shitake’ that i reclaimed from the too-small, too-short ‘evening stockings’. i also happened to have um, cough, started those again in wollmeise.
‘ruby thursday’ is the colour, and its glorious. but i do actually want these to be proper long socks. there should be enough in the wollmeise, but im seriously thinking of frogging this as well and starting them in some more spud & chloe, in this glorious red:
and then the wollmeise would become these socks from the latest knitty. however, i also have a gorgeous skein of wollmeise in ‘vamp’ that donna gave me, so i could easily use that for the inlay socks. and the’ ruby thursday’ looks lovely in the evening stocking. but then what would i use the spud & chloe for? can one person sustain two pairs of long socks, and what different pattern would i use?
you see my dilemma yes? guidance appreciated.