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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

6 comments:

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!

Julie said...

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

JessaLu said...

I have some serious sock lust going on right now...love those!

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