Sep 29, 2010

In Between

One week ago today I predicted that the 2 pairs of socks that were on my needles at that moment would be completed soon. Normally that would be the kiss of death and the socks would take another month to complete but this time I was spot on. Last Sunday evening, as the sun set on another great weekend, I finished the second pair of socks. No official pictures yet but the ends are woven in and these are foot-ready.


I thought my needles were empty and I was worrying over whether to start something new or not since the first clue for the TTL Mystery sock will be released this Friday. Quite the dilemma! But as I was searching for good yarns for the mystery sock I found a pair of socks that I started in August 2007 and pushed aside in favor of other things.

These are YarnSmiths Sockezze that I bought at Mosaic in Blacksburg, VA in July 2007. Looking at these I remember everything about the start of this project. I found this lonely ball of yarn and immediately thought of socks for Stinkette and decided to knit them 2 at a time to get every last little bit out of the skein. But I hate knitting socks 2 at a time on the same needle. Hate! I keep thinking that I want to separate these but I really have to knit them simultaneously to make sure that they stay even. Oh, the angst!

Now I have an even bigger worry. When I started these I was apparently not paying close attention and Ravelry was very new. Now I am a fairly experienced knitter and I have the luxury of looking up yarns on Ravelry to see what other people have to say. Now I know that there is likely not enough for a pair of socks. But it looks like there could be.

So on I knit, 2 at a time, hoping that I can squeak these out.


On a more positive note, I think that I found 2 good possiblities for the TTL mystery Socks. On the top is Pagewood Farm St Elias in plum. It's got a soft variegation that ought to work well with the pattern and the yardage is good. I specifically chose it because it is not blue or green. I feel like I ought to knit with other colors occasionally.

On the bottom is a yarn cake in my comfortable blue-green colors with a little more color change involved. I can't say for certain what it is but I think that it's Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock. The yardage on this one is fine too.


What do you think?


Carole Knits said...

I think the purple one is beautiful and I love that it's different from what you usually choose. Go for it!

Chery said...

Stick in your thumb and pull out a plum. I like it best.

Cursing Mama said...

Would you ever add or switch yarn on the socks you're currently knitting to get a good full pair? I'm not a great sock knitter so these things cross my mind - but I never have the guts to try it out.

Manise said...

I concur with the purple one! :-)

Laurie said...

I vote for the purple one also.