Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Holding pattern

You know that new pair of socks I cast on the other day? I'm not happy with them. The Colinette JitterBug is gorgous, shades of tuquoise varying from light to dark, with bits of cranberry, burgundy, green and blue sprinkled in. I'm very much in love with the color. The problem is I don't like it with the stitch pattern. The colors are pooling, a lot. So much so that the socks appear to be one color and one side and a different color on the other. I also think the yarn is too dark to see the stitch pattern well.

Exhibit A

This side of the sock is mostly dark.

Exibit B

This side of the sock is mostly light.

Exibit C

This is a view between the two above (I rotated 1 needle instead of flipping it over.) You can see that the color pools are starting to "travel" around the sock. I'm OK with with that, I just don't think it works with the stitch pattern. I'm debating on finishing the socks and giving them away, or frogging them to the ribbing and working them in a simpler pattern. Possibly just plain old stockinette or a wide ribbing?

I would still love to make this sock pattern, but I think I want a lighter colorway with less variation. Good excuse for yarn shopping!

In the meantime, I started a new crochet project. I using the new Red Heart Soft Yarn I purchased a few weeks ago. It's a beautiful shade of purple. (You might have noticed a trend here, yes purple is one of my favorite colors, my other favorite is green.)

I'm giving the shracket from Uncommon Threads another shot. I recently mentioned I had attempted this pattern before and didn't have enough yarn for it. I think I'm good this time, I've got three skeins. I'm using an N instead of a P hook. I thought P was just larger than necessary.

I let you know how it goes.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Finished socks for hubby

Grey Striped Cascade Fixation Socks

I've completed my second pair of socks in Cascade Fixation. This pair is for my husband.

Cascade Fixation color #9192, self-striping shades of gray.
Size 3 DPNs

Hubby likes them very much, as soon as I finished them he put them on and wore them for the rest of the day. I had to steal them back this morning in order to take the picture.