Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's Me or the Yarn

Ever since I finished the Tidal Wave socks, I've been in search of a new sock pattern to knit up. Well, you wouldn't think that it would be such a big ordeal to find one, esp.; with the plethora of free patterns out there on the Net. I also have 2 wonderful sock books & The Little Box of Socks patterns. So, here I am with my new Opal sock yarn & my new (blue) Addi Turbo needles....just waiting to get broken in. I searched & I searched & I experimented with all sorts of patterns & styles. I even toyed around with a few toe-up patterns, but they didn't satisfy me at all. Seriously, I've done so much ripping out & putting back in for socks....I think that I could have honestly knitted up 2 pairs of socks by now. I thought that I found a pattern that would work well with the Opal variegated yarn. The Fluted Banister Socks. I love the pattern, but it doesn't seem to be the right pattern for this yarn & the sad part is that I didn't discover it until I was almost done with one sock.

The pattern just gets so last lost. Then, when I started working on the bottom of the foot, I discovered the real design that is within this yarn.

I really think that this yarn to meant to be knit on a plain stockinette sock. My youngest DD loves to rip out yarn, except, when it's something that she's been working on. Who knew that I was so fickle???

1 comment:

Joansie said...

As much as I love Opal yarn, I keep the knitting simple (ie. Blueberry Socks). If it is a lace pattern, or cables, I want all my hard work to clearly show.

I love your socks and haven't seen that colorway before.

Hopscotch Cardi x 3!