Saturday, November 12, 2016

the best laid plans


Towards the end of the summer my friend and I were thinking about getting away somewhere for a weekend. Somewhere out of town. Somewhere fiber-y with a workshop or a festival or something to look. A nice simple getaway. RHINEBECK!!

We were super excited to sign up for a bus trip from the GTA to Rhinebeck. I scanned the events, workshops and appearances and hey - Rachel Coopey was appearing, selling her new line of Socks Yeah! yarn and autographing copies of her book. Last year I won some Rachel Coopey patterns in a knit along which got me thinking... wouldn't it be great to knit a sock pattern by Rachel Coopey and wear them while meeting her in person! So I immediately cast on these Thornfield socks.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans, right? The Rhinebeck trip never happened. Not enough people signed up for the bus trip to cover costs so it was cancelled. Boo!

Oh well, maybe next year. In the meantime one Thornfield sock is done and the second is on the needles. The yarn is Socky-Talky by the Dye Guy in a colour way called Black Spruce. This photo was taking in very bright warm sunlight so the colours look too yellow-brown. I'll try to do better when I finish the socks. I'm not entirely sure that the yarn does any favours to the pattern. It's a little too busy and it overwhelms the travelling stitches on the leg for the most part. And a word to the wise - all these crossing stitches make the sock fit quite snugly. After trying on the first part of the leg I realized these'd be a bit small for me, but as my Rhinebeck trip was cancelled I decided to carry on and knit them for a friend with skinny legs and narrow feet.

So no trip to Rhinebeck for me this year, but at least there'll be a lovely pair of socks at the end of this!

6 comments:

Amy Calkins said...

Beautiful sock! I do so love Rachel Coopey designs. I also have that plan to get myself some of her yarn to make her sock pattern(s). The real trouble will be deciding which one! I made Otis in Pacapeds, using the heel/toe contrast miniskein to knit the colorwork.

Stefanie Ng said...

It's good to have you back, Lynn. I'm sorry your Rhinebeck plans went awry. But it's always there every year. I never get tired of seeing your socks.

Dee said...

That's a shame about the Rhinebeck trip. I'll bet that would have been fun!

Your socks look great. I think the yarn works pretty well with the pattern. It makes the sock look like oak bark.

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

So sorry about the cancelled trip! Let me know next year, if you do go...I go every year....great that you are back blogging...have missed your socks....I might have to try the pattern, as most socks I've knit fall down on my...skinny calves and feet here...

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is a a great looking sock - she has some fabulous designs.

Sam I Am...... said...

You have been busy with some gorgeous socks! I want to sit and knit but I have so much 'home maintenance'! LOL! So sorry you didn't get to Rhinebeck but you will! I love the brown ones..the pattern and the yarn are perfect together. I hope you keep YOP'ing but even if you don't I have you on my list in my blog so if you post....I WILL know about it! Plus, I am going to 'friend' you on Ravelry if I can find you there so I don't lose touch with you! So happy to see you back! Wonderful that you are knitting for charity...I did last year but this year has been all about the house....and keeping it from falling down around me! LOL! Have a great week!