Sunday, January 14, 2018

Year of Projects 7: Week 29

  • Mad Mix Socks - 60%, using various stash yarn scraps 
  • Gschnitztal Socks - ripping and restarting in Tanis Purple Label Cashmere sock in papaya  
  • Mojo Socks - using stash yarn frogged from Gschnitztal

The other day I finished my Crenate socks, knit from Sydney Sock from Studio June yarn in a blue-grey colourway. It is a lovely pattern that looks beautiful knit up and is very nicely fitting. As mentioned last week I knit them smaller than fit my feet so that I can give them away. Personally I prefer my socks without lacy holes and with a longer leg.

And with that pair off the needles, I turned my undivided attention to my Mad Mix Socks. The first sock is done and I just love it. It's all I can do to keep myself from wearing that one finished sock while I work on the second. Isn't that great motivation to work away at sock two?! As for sock two, the cuff's done, the first two colour sections are done and I hope to be at the heel by end of day today. So far sock two is an identical twin despite a close call at yarn chicken at the end of the first colour section below the cuff. No new pictures again this week... after all, I fully expect to be able to present them to you as an FO next week.

Besides all that, I've been pondering what to do with Gschnitztal. Oh the thinks you can think! As I was considering which pattern to select for my birthday yarn - a very cheery orange Cashmere Sock yarn from Tanis Fiber Arts - I found myself eyeing the Mojo Socks pattern, but wondering whether the pattern wasn't a bit vanilla for this yarn. At the same time I was internally bemoaning the fact that the yarn for Gschnitztal wasn't as light and bright. Err, yeah... new plan. Rip out Gschnitztal from the purple yarn and restart it in the orange yarn. And while I'm at it, knit it toe-up on larger needles to maximize the leg length and add ease. And then knit Mojo socks from the purple yarn originally intended for Gschnitztal. Yup, I think this will all work out nicely!


7 comments:

Marsha said...

The Crenate socks are nice. I too, like longer legs and usually just knit until they are the right length. Haven't run out of yarn..........yet.

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

The Crenate socks are very elegant looking but I agree....I like a long leg and I would rather have them too big than too small. I should really learn toe-up and like it as my feet are so big. I'm not sure what that last section was...a stream of conscience decision making monologue? I got it, I think, and glad you are happy with your decision....pictures please! LOL! Have a great week and I hope Gavin is feeling better.

D said...

So much interesting texture on these socks. VERY pretty!

Breathing Life said...

You are the sock queen!

Becki said...

While I've long admired hand-knitted socks, I've always thought (when I see them) that I'd want mine much longer. In the winter I want them up to my knee where the curve of my leg will help keep them on. Since I rarely see hand-knitted socks that long, I thought I must be a weird one. Those Crenate socks are just beautiful - in stitch and color.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love, love, love Crenate! But then I do love a good short, lacy sock!

Stefanie said...

I love this color! It's so pretty, from fall to spring for sure. The sock pattern is great. I'm paying attention to how sock heels fit me this year. I've realized afterthought ones are a bit short for my arches.