Monday, November 11, 2013

Year of Projects 3: 2luvcrew 02


SOCKTOPUS: Totally Vanilla • Kandahar • V Junkie • Kwalia • Farmer McGregor • Shur'tugal • 2luvcrew • Vorticity • Rumpled! • Crowley • Om Shanti • Mince Pie Mayhem • Hundred Acre Wood • De Stijl • Fiori di Zucca • Caretta Caretta • Spring Shoots

Now that the craft show has come and gone I hope to spend more of my time knitting socks. That's one thing that has become really clear to me with so much going on and so many deadlines - I'd rather being knitting socks than doing almost anything else.

So far the trickiest part of this pattern has been the cast on - and that was tricky only because I'm more of a visual learner than one who learns from written instructions. Once I found a couple of YouTube demonstrations, I was away to the races.

The leg of this sock is quite short, so after just a handful of inches I'm nearly ready to start the heel flap. I considered making the leg longer but decided against it. Arguing against is the fact that the pattern isn't that stretchy - I doubt it'd stretch over the calf nicely and still fit snugly at the ankle. Besides, I've heard the pattern eats yarn, so adding more repeats would really just be tempting fate, wouldn't it?

The pattern is quite cute. I had feared it'd be really lacy with all the yarn overs I'm doing, but it's not. Maybe the chilly temperatures these days are influencing my tastes? I just want thick, warm and comfy socks. The weatherman is warning for snow squalls on the drive home today! Ugh.

11 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome, stitch pattern looks really good in that yarn.

Dee said...

That pattern is really pretty. But, I probably would have a heart attack knowing it's a yarn eater.

I get very nervous about running out of yarn. Funny thing is ... I never have.

Lily Razz said...

Mmmm thick and cozy socks! I'm loving the look of your sock and the color is amazing! Happy knitting!

Kepanie said...

What an intricately textured pattern. What kind of CO did you have to do? Drive safely on your commute home.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Looking at that pattern, I figured it would have a lot of stretch.. interesting that it doesn't.
I hope there's no snow on the drive home tonight.. I am not in the mood!

Faith said...

Pretty sock, the cables at the cuff look like candelabras. I wonder how they come up with the name for the cast on, are the Channel Isles picot edged? Hope you had a snowless journey.

mysparemoments.com said...

Love the textured look of that sock and of course it looking so thick and textured will hopefully give you that warm comfy feel your after with the weather turning chilly.

Ylva said...

Intriguing sock! I hope you didn't get caught in the snow :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your sock is looking lovely, the yarn is a great choice for the pattern

donnarossa said...

nice stitch definition. I love the textured look though it looks time-consuming :-)

donnarossa said...

Nice stitch definition. I like the texture.