Sunday, March 27, 2011


I got an email notification that the March sock club kits it seemed like a good time to start this year's January socks.


For this kit they sent out two smallish skeins in different colorways, and both patterns involve stranded colorwork. Compared to other techniques I feel I'm a little behind on colorwork. I've only done a few colorwork projects and one of them is a Dale of Norway vest that's been stuffed in the cedar chest for years because I lost the pattern, oops.


I re-charted the cuff to read RSC 2011, since originally it said "bff bff bff bff" which is an acronym I don't think I've ever used. The rest of the leg will have a sort of floral leafy motif, but I'm not far enough along to quite see it yet. I find this project not so relaxing as it takes a lot of concentration for me to follow the chart. (I managed a whole 3 rounds while watching "Whip It" yesterday!) I might have to start something else in tandem, preferably monotone with a stitch pattern that you can just memorize and go.

What's that? I just bought 3 skeins of madelinetosh pashmina for 40% off at my LYS's spring sale? What a coincidence!


I'm pretty sure this wants to be a shawl. Hmm. Tempting.


Linda said...

They look interesting socks and that yarn is perfect for a shawl!

Kate! said...

I love the color work! It gets easier as you go along. How do you hold your yarn? I tried a bunch of different ways, but what works for me is to hold the dominant yarn over my index finger, and the other yarn over my middle finger. That way, a turn of the hand allows me to choose which yarn I want for that stitch. I'm a righty, though, so I'm not sure if it would work with the left hand. Hmmmm...

Enough rambling out of me! Love the socks!

Kate said...

@kate, I hold the yarn in a kind of random bastardized way...I'm a thrower, which I'm lead to understand is not optimal for colorwork. I end up having to shuffle the skeins around a lot!