Apr 14, 2010

Spring Inspiration

Immediately after I finished the last pair of socks I cast on for a new pair. These will be Kai-Mei by Cookie A. I'm using one of my 2 skeins of Wollmeise in a color called Pesto. Look at how the color blends with the leaves of my lilacs.


I've had this yarn for a little while and I was trying to figure out what it is about it that people go nuts for. Sure the color is really deep and rich but, to be perfectly honest, in the skein this wasn't really that impressive. Now that I'm knitting with it I love it. I still can't put my finger on the reason but I do like it quite a lot.

I think the Kai-mei in the Wollmeise is going to work well but there is one small problem with this project. I don't think that the patterning on the foot will make great commuter knitting. This is why I cast on for a second, totally different, sock. This one will probably stay simple and make a wonderful companion on my travels. It's Koigu and I have no idea when or where I bought it. It's very pastel which makes it totally outside my usual color palette. That's probably why it caught my eye in the stash. It's working for me so far.


Doesn't the fledgling toe look lovely among the peonie buds. Any day they're going to pop and I'll be sure to take pictures when they do to share with those of you for whom spring hasn't quite sprung yet.


Carole Knits said...

Two new beautiful socks! I have some wollmeise but I haven't used it yet. Maybe it's time. Hmmm.

Manise said...

Cool socks! Different and lovely.