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Friday, December 08, 2006

New Socks

They say confession is good for the soul. (I don't know who "they" are, I don't even know if "they" know who "they" are to be perfectly honest.) So here goes: you know the Fall leaves sock I was working on? The one that was partway through the heel flap and had come to a screeching halt? I frogged it. Yep, off with its thread! Granted, I've been pretty much working on Mindy's stole as my exclusive knitting project lately, but not only wasn't I working on this sock, I didn't want to work on the sock. For me, that's a definite sign that something is wrong - either I don't like the pattern or I'm not inspired or something. I love the yarn, don't get me wrong, but after pulling practically every Autumn leaf out of Finn's mouth this Fall, I've about had it with Autumn leaves. Also, I'm ready for some snow! Seriously, we're freezing our patoots off here, if there was snow on the ground it would make us feel like we were freezing for a reason. I know that at the end of next summer, I will be ready to knit the Autumn leaf socks, but for now, they just aren't what I want to knit. I think I was also bored with the pattern I chose - I'll pick a better one next time around.

So, to fill the sock shaped gap in my knitting, I started the Conwy socks from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush, Sock Goddess. (She should totally change her name to that don't you think?) The yarn is the KnitPicks dye your own fingering weight - the 100% Merino - that I dyed with Wilton's frosting colors. I love this pale aqua blue, it reminds me of shadows on icebergs. I love the tiny cable braid running down the socks, even though I didn't get a good picture of it (trust me, its there). I think these might be the perfect sock for me, right now. What more could you ask for?


Blogger Dawn said...

I say if you don't like something, frog it. You go girl!! I have that book but have not knit that pattern............yet!! I love the color you chose, they will be really nice. Give Finn a pat!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Conwy is my favorite basic-yet-not-boring sock pattern. I had the good fortune to take not one but two classes from Nancy Bush earlier this year and I was in knitter heaven.

I'm with you when it comes to frogging projects that just don't feel right. That little voice in your head usually knows what it's talking about. ;-P

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Leah said...

I love Conwy! I knit it with Lornas Laces in Vera and they are one of my favorite pairs of socks. Love what you knit! Life is too short for anything else!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous becky said...

I'm a NY girl here in NoVA and I SO hear ya! I was so excited to see the few flurries that came our way last night!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Cold? What's cold for you, we had -7c yesterday with windchill -20c, that's COLD...love the socks. :-)

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Spindling Scot said...

Lovely socks, I'll add that book to my wish list :-)

Enjoy knitting them, pats to Finn.


9:56 AM  

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