Sunday, January 25, 2015

Year of Projects 4: Stalagmite 03

KNIT. SOCK. LOVE. : BFF • Clandestine • Cusp • German Stockings • Gothic Spire • Hedera • In and Out • Lissajous • Marilinda • Mona • Monkey • Pointelle • Rhombus • Sake • Stalagmite • Stricken • Thelonious • Twisted Flower • Wedge

Once again that first Stalagmite sock was set aside for other projects. A sock arrived in the post on Monday for The Canadian Crazy Train so I put my racing helmet on and cast on its mate. The pattern is Iron Bridge by Anneh Fletcher - although it was designed for The Canadian Crazy Train it should be available to the public towards the end of March, if you're interested.

The first sock was knit by a fellow Raveler on my team and I'm astounded by how beautiful it is, especially when you consider that it's her first cuff down sock, first time doing cables and first go at Kitchener stitch! Well done!

Because it was a race modifications of the pattern were not permitted. I'm not sure I'd suggest any either, except maybe to shift up a needle size for the lateral braid and the cabled section to give it more ease, and to shift down a needle size for the foot to keep it nicely snug.

The yarn is Felix by Biscotte & Cie in a colour way called "Gris Gris". It was nice to get a chance to try a sock yarn that I'd never knit before. The colourway is mostly solid with very subtle variegation so it would suit almost any pattern. The yarn is a medium weight fingering and medium soft. It is very slightly splitty, but I get the feeling it'll be quite hard-wearing.

The plan for this week is to finish the second Inlay sock for a Hunter Hammersen KAL over at the Sock Sampler group on Ravelry. And then depending on what arrives in the post I may get back to the Stalagmite sock before my final sock and yarn arrives for The Canadian Crazy Train.

11 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I love this sock! I just bought some more Biscotti and Cie at VKL. But I'm thinking of my watermelon socks....

Christine said...

Nice looking socks!
The canadian crazy train sounds intriguing... May have to ask you more about it on Tuesday ;)

Kepanie said...

These are classy.

Renee Anne said...

I like how basic these are with a little class at the top :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That pattern has gone right into my queue! Can't wait until March. I have a blue-black skein of Alley Cat that is just perfect!

Dee said...

Wow! They are beautiful.

So who gets to keep what sock? Do you end up with the pair you started?

mysparemoments.com said...

I love those socks, they are like pillars you'd find in some long forgotten building.

Lucy Bowen said...

They are gorgeous - what a great idea.

Iris said...

And another pair of beautiful socks. These look awesome!!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Those are great looking socks! Kinda classy kwim?

Delusional Knitter said...

I Favorited that pattern, very cool!