Sep 17, 2008

Just In Time

This morning I'm wearing a long sleeved sweater to work for the first time since spring. There was a chill in the air that is unmistakable - fall is here. I'm ok with that because I have a whole bunch of newly knit wool socks in my drawer that are just begging to be worn and last night I added yet another pair.

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DSC_0803These are just simple socks with a picot edge that I made from a skein of Fiesta Boomerang in a color called Alaska. This yarn has a wonderful hand. It's soft and sproingy and just invites you to pick it up and play with it. I think it owes a lot to the way the yarn is made. When I untwist a bit of it for examination it looks like there are three strands and each consists of a 2-ply - one thin and one thick. The result is a very interesting texture that feels super soft and thick. It's really hard to describe.

DSC_0804The cool colors you see in these pictures are fairly accurate. They're kind of soft and bright at he same time. I really love these socks and I'm sure that they'll wear well and provide comfort and warmth.

Now that these are done I can concentrate on the other 3 pairs of socks that are OTN right now. Yes, there are 3 and as I did a little stash diving the other night I found the start of 2 more that never got much beyond the toe. Ugh. I'll address them at some later date. For now there isn't enough of either of them to count.

4 comments:

Cursing Mama said...

I think you have more socks on the needles than I have total projects on the needles ;)

Margene said...

I adore the color!!!

sprite said...

The color reminds me of a pool.

Maybe you can work on the bitsy WIPs for Socktober? That's also my goal, as I've got two socks OTN, one single sock awaiting its mate, and the need/desire to cast on two more... Must resist the siren call of the sock yarn stash...

Carole Knits said...

Those are great - I love those blues!