Sep 23, 2009

Pink Komets

IMG_2863[1]I finished another pair of socks recently. I would call them a qualified success. Taking one look at the little snippet of yarn posed on my office keyboard offers a huge clue about my unease. I'm afraid that this yarn is destined to become a fuzzy mess.

It's Rio De La Plata in a color that may be Quartz Pink. Knitting with it was fine up to a point. It's soft and it currently provides really nice stitch definition on the sock which is nice when you're working a cables and lace pattern like this.

I didn't notice the problem until I was a good way into the sock. I have a habit of leaving the cast on end to dangle while I knit a sock. It serves to show which side is the start and it's never had a downside until now. In this case the dangling end got super fuzzy. I thought that it could be wear until I started seeing similar sections in the yarn coming straight from the ball. Not a lot but enough.


The yarn issues are worrisome but I still love these socks. The yarn was softly variegated and worked well with the pattern - Komet by Stephanie van der Linden. It adds a little interest and depth but it doesn't obscure the pattern at all. I love that!


When I first started these socks I feared that the pattern wouldn't be good commuter knitting but I was totally wrong. It was easy to remember and easy to read so i never had a problem picking up where I left off.


I found knitting these socks a joy and I suspect that many experienced knitters would but beware - this is more of a recipe than a pattern. Not everything is spelled out. Like the heels are left to the knitter to choose and execute. I went with a short row heel. I hadn't done one of those in a very long time and it felt very good to see that I hadn't lost it. Some things stay with you no matter how long you stray.


These are for me but DQ modeled them as we sat on the deck last weekend. It was lovely but a little cool. DQ kept the socks on for quite a while and pronounced them cozy. I can't wait to wear them myself.


Carole Knits said...

I think the socks are gorgeous. I love that pink!

Cursing Mama said...

I love the pink! Very happy color.

I do have to confess that the first thing that came to mind when I saw your art installation of fuzzy pink yarn was the female reproductive organs. I must need a drink...or a nap.

Kathy said...

They are beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Those are amazingly beautiful socks!

Anonymous said...

The socks are beautiful! I hope the yarn holds up for you.

JessaLu said...

I have some serious sock lust going on right those!

(I'm catching up on my comments...brace yourself! lol)