I'm still on the kick of knitting myself socks. (It may be an addiction, I'm not sure.) My goal is to have eight pairs of socks . . . one for every day of the week with one to spare. Since all the socks I've already made are in the laundry, I'd have to go pull them out of the dirty clothes hamper to tell you for sure how many I've made so far. I think it's five. Or six. No, five.
Anywho, I've just finished the first sock of another pair using some yarn I've not knit with before.
I love the self-patterning yarn they have for socks these days. Some of the yarns come out with intricate designs that actually look as though you've used the intarsia knitting technique. Some others . . . not so much.
I am not liking the particular pattern this yarn made. Nor am I pleased with the coloration. Yep, I know the colors look much like the second unused hank placed next to the finished sock. Somehow, I thought more of the blue would dominate, but I see too much of the rather (insipid) yellow/green . . . which looks more tan/beige in the picture. (Kinda picky, aren't I?)
Oh, well. Not the end of the world. I've already started on the second sock having knit the cuff and about four or five inches of the top. And once I put my socks on in the morning, I don't look at them much anyway. (So quit your whining, Mama Pea, just quit your whining.)
But it does illustrate that you never know just how the self-patterning yarn will turn out. And I must admit, that's what makes knitting with it so interesting. I've made one pair of socks in a dusty blue solid colored yarn and although I like the socks, I thought I would keel over dead from boredom before I got them done.
What's up next? Either this gorgeous blue or the green/navy yarn. Stay tuned . . .
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