Sunday, March 16, 2008

Crazy Socks

Pattern: Basic 60 stitch Sock with a Dutch Heel from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Selah Parvana Sock
Needles: US 1.5, 2
Notes: I can't help but think of Easter candy when I look at them. Maybe it's just the time of year, I'm not sure. I need to rave on this yarn. I reknit the heel on the first sock 2 or 4 times and you can't tell. This yarn is tough! The Dutch Heel... not sure I like it. I have a narrow heel, and yet it's still kind of puckery. I'm hoping it will relax a bit when I wash them. Thank you Julie for this yarn! It was a second that she gave to me. It has been the most fun yarn!

We're leaving town next week and heading north to Alaska for a couple of weeks to visit my family. To cope with the stress of traveling with two toddlers and all that entails I've been doing three things... winding yarn, spending extra time at the gym and freaking out. The freaking out is followed by a trip to the gym or a session winding sock yarn. Now I know I don't NEED to take enough yarn for half a dozen socks with me. But it's calming. So shush! I'm not sure if I'll be taking anything besides socks with me. Baggage space is at a premium when traveling with toddlers and all their stuff. Not to mention dragging two carseats with us. Miss E is also sick right now... hoping that doesn't pass it's way around the house. Did I tell you yet that our flight leaves here at 5am?! Pray for me. lol!


SJ said...

Great socks! I've never seen a variegated colorway behave that well.

I see nothing wrong with taking more sock yarn than you think you'll need. That extra yarn is great for piece of mind!

abunchofus said...

Love how those turned out!

Morticcia said...

That yarn is scrumptious, and the socks, gorgeous.