Monday, September 12, 2011

Chartreuse Socks

Time to share some meagre progress. I've knit a toe.
Watercress Toe
I don't always knit the mystery sock for Sock Knitters Anonymous. I wait and make sure that I like the concept (allover 1x1 twisted ribbing? No thank you) and that, in the case of it being a toe-up sock, I can handle the construction (I haven't made as many toe-up socks and getting the heel to fit properly continues to be a challenge). This one, called Watercress, has lace (yay) and modifications built into the pattern for high insteps (double yay). 

I took the additional step of overdyeing the chartreuse yarn I showed off the other day with a bit of yellow, in the hopes of making it even more chartreuse. It's a little more saturated than I would really like, but I'm generally happy with the color. I also like the way the pattern wiggles back and forth. 

Right now it's nothing too complex to knit, but it's interesting. Certainly more interesting than the seemingly never-ending topdown stockinette raglans I've been plugging away on!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Pollen and Pollinators

Some ideas seem to take a while to come to fruition. Sometimes it's about the math, or a stitch pattern that just won't behave itself. This time it was about color. With all the colors out there in the world, I was having trouble finding just the right one. I know, it's silly. But it had to be just the right shade of yellow.
Bees!
It's Malabrigo Merino Worsted. The color is - very appropriately - called Pollen. Between that and the books I'll bet you can see where I'm headed next... but I'm still working on it. My days are getting a little busier and most of my knitting remains a secret, but I'm going to try to keep up with the blog as best I can.