Monday, May 31, 2010

leisurely knitting


He told me several times, that he didn't like my kind,

'Cause I was too leisurely.
Seems like I was doing something close to nothing,
but different than the day before. – Prince, Raspberry Beret

Sunday morning I sat quietly at my kitchen counter to finish the ruffled edge of my first Medusa Cascade ankle sock. A very simple sock, a mindless knit for hot summer days. It's done now, but as you can see the edges are curling - something that I hope blocking will sort out. I toyed with the idea of adding an iCord edging but I think that would interfere with the shape of the bottom edge of the ruffle, so fingers crossed that blocking does the trick!

It's really interesting the way the yarn colours of this Raspberry Beret colourway have ended up on this sock. At the toe and at the heel, the purple and pink sort themselves into narrow stripes, but through the foot and the cuff they swirl in a much more leisurely fashion. You really never know what to expect with a variegated colourway, huh? With a funky little sock like this, it's fitting that the colourway does its own funky thing.

5 comments:

Frieda said...

Very nice swirly ,girly socks !

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love it!

Allison said...

I like variegated yarns because they like to surprise us!

One pair of Hands said...

I really like variegated wool. You never know what to expect. You must have more socks than an octopus, or do you give them away to some lucky person? I like that frilly cuff.

Louise said...

I love the colour!