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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Something Simple

I pulled out my green handspun again and I'm much happier with the socks this time. The first time I started knitting with this yarn, I used the Harris Tweed stitch pattern and needles that were slightly too small for the yarn. This time, I'm using a simple pattern of purl bumps, regularly spaced over the sock and I went up 0.25mm in needle size - its amazing how much better the sock feels in the slightly larger needle. (I think I'm using US 3's on these, but I can't remember and the sock is upstairs.) These socks will be thick and cozy, probably to be worn as slipper socks. I'm making the legs fairly tall and they are wider than I normally make socks, so they should be slouchy and comfortable. I'm ready for the Fall to come, tired of the heat and humidity. Everything looks tired, the trees, the grass, even the sky. Its kind of a faded blue lately, like its too much trouble in the heat to get to a definite blue color. I love the sky in Autumn. I love the way the blue is bright and strong, the air starts to feel cool, the leaves turn all the wonderful colors of the season, and its wonderful to be outside. I know that's coming soon and as a knitter, I'm thinking of wool: pullovers, cardigans, socks, wraps. All of the soft, snuggly things that smell vaguely of sheep that we get to wrap around ourselves as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.


Blogger Mary T. said...

I'm with you regarding Autumn. My garden is beginning to look a bit "tired" as well. I love the clear blue skies and the fall leaf colors tremendously.

Thanks for the great socks that you show on your blog. I'm looking forward to seeing a pattern perhaps for the latest "bittersweet" colored socks you did up.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love the way your handspun has flecks of different shades of green and even what looks like a bit of yellow. I'm sick of summer too. I'm more then ready for some cooler weather. Though that's really just a relative term here in Hawai'i.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Beautiful socks! I haven't knit with any of my handspun yet, but am hoping to start once I finish plying this batch. I also can't wait for fall...its my favorite season.

4:10 AM  
Blogger Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

Gorgeous socks!!! Love the pattern and the color is really nice!!!

11:28 AM  

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