Thursday, August 28, 2008

Some Damn Socks!

Here is why my blogging has sucked lately:

Those are some damn socks. From the top:
1. Fibranatura Yummy in Peridot Spring. Not the softest yarn in the world, but that probably means it'll hold up a long time. The amazing colors and amazing pooling more than make up for the minor amount of roughness in the yarn (btw it is rough, not itchy. big difference).
2. ShibuiKnits Sock in Bark. Ohmygod I want to marry this sock yarn. It is the most freaking amazing sock yarn I have ever felt in my life. Talk about squishy. This yarn is going to have, like, ten thousand of my babies. Amazing. Purely amazing. I have another sock's worth of yarn in Pagoda that I'm dying to try, but it'll have to wait. I'm into trying new sock yarns at the moment (clearly).
3. Araucania Ranco Solid in Charcoal. Apparently I love this color so much I bought it in their sock yarn, their Nature Wool, and their Limari. Huh, who knew?

Those socks are all done. The rest of the socks are all in progress (including the one that just looks like a skein. It is currently 20 rows of ribbing. BTW, I have decided that 1x1 ribbing looks fantastic on everything, especially socks).

4. The Bane of My Existence socks(this is Silk Garden Sock). Mr. Cabbage saw these in the yarn shop and about swooned. He swoons for Noro really easily. He has about a billion Zeebee hats in Silk Garden. Really. Plus some scarves. Swoons. Really. But this yarn SUCKS to knit with. I will never, ever buy it again. Along with Colinette Jitterbug (way, way too many bad reviews) and Claudia Handpaint (knit socks out of this yarn and they freaking fell apart so fast, it was ridiculous).
5. Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Rosehip. This yarn has a little mohair (but not too much) so they're very soft and have a slight halo. Also not as stretchy. Note: cast on 2 or 4 extra stitches next time I use this yarn. Thanks, mohair, thanks a lot.
6. Some lovely Sundara Sock Yarn being made into some Waving Lace socks.
7. Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock being made into a really, really scrumptious pair of Spring Forwards. This is another sock yarn that is on my "buy again" list. I don't know what the hell she uses as her base or what the hell she uses for dye, but this yarn is like knitting with pearls. Smooth and with a sheen. Love, love, love. Once I make more of a dent in my current sock yarn stash I'm buying more.
8. Creatively Dyed Yarn's Almost There (discontinued). Got this stuff in St. Louis and even though it is just ribbing, it is already very pretty. Yay, blue :)

P.S. Sorry for the blurry photos. I don't know what's up with my camera but it can't take a good picture to save its life.


alligator said...

Congrats on the finished socks! My cold wet feet are very jealous. Darn you autumnal weather! It is still AUGUST!!! There were orange leaves on the ground when I walked my dog today :(

I have heard that the mohair in the Mountain Colors yarn helps it hold up like adding nylon would. Please let me know how these socks hold up because nylon makes my feet sweat and merino is not hardy enough for socks for me. I'm very curious!

Karen said...

Sock town! I somehow knew the Noro would be all gross to knit with.

Anonymous said...

I knitted a sock with Noro sock yarn and I don't like it either. No more of that!