Thursday, October 13, 2011

Purple-licious

Dalarna - lots of stockinette

Finished Dalarna socks! The knitting of them wasn't too exciting - blame the large swathes of stockinette - but the resulting socks are the comfiest ever, thanks in large part I'm sure to this oh so soft yarn. It certainly was a treat after my disappointments with that green yarn over the last couple of weeks. The yarn is mostly purple but there are light sky blues shot through - what a great colour combination!

comfiest ever yarn
I spent my knitting time yesterday working and ripping points for the Serengeti Sun dishcloth pattern. Lots of attempts, but no success. I've pm'd the designer on Ravelry in the hopes of some clarification. Failing that, anyone interested in trying out the pattern? I'd happily gift the pattern to you in exchange for sorting me out on this .... Pretty please?

Late last night I cast on my first Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates sock. After all the dishcloth and iCord frustration, I wanted something easy and satisfying. There's just so much to love about this pattern:
  • watching self-patterning yarns express themselves
  • working stripes in different colours
  • stash-busting Kroy sock leftovers
  • knocking off another item on my Year of Projects list
  • adding to my pile of knits for the Warm Hands Network
Looks like these socks will be done in no time at all. And that's okay, because even as I knit these I'm looking at my stash and planning the next pair.

6 comments:

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

love the colour, and sometimes stockingstitch is the way to go!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Lovely socks - I've got a skein of her sport I can't wait to cast on with!

Denise said...

I love the color of those purple socks.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your purple socks look great, it can be wonderful to do a nice simple project sometimes

WildflowerWool said...

I am looking forward to seeing your mismatched socks. I am going to look at the dishcloth pattern. You have me interested in it now.

Delusional Knitter said...

So happy to see them knit up and that you are happy with the yarn!!