Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Deep waters socks.

I'm officially halfway through with my sock knitting resolution for the year! :) This is my third pair, and if I keep up at this pace, I should have six pairs finished by the end of 2014.

This yarn started out as the Froot Loop pattern. After I had knitted a few inches, I was still paranoid that they wouldn't fit (even though I had added extra stitches because the pattern is written for a smaller foot than mine). Plus, to be perfectly honest, while I liked the way the stitch pattern was looking, it wasn't very enjoyable to knit. Maybe I'll try it again some day, but this time I frogged the sock and started over with a plain vanilla sock.

The yarn is KnitPicks Stroll Tonal in the deep waters colorway. I had picked this skein out for Christmas, thinking it was a TARDIS blue color, but it turned out to be very purpley. Not that you can tell from the above photos, which are stubbornly blue (the last photo is probably the most accurate, color-wise). Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I didn't mind too much. And yes, the yarn really is that bright. The socks are kind of tacky and I'm not crazy about how the colors pooled in certain spots, but I still love them. The yarn has a nice feel, too...it feels thicker and more fuzzy and substantial than Felici (which is the only other KnitPicks sock yarn I've used so far). More details on my project page, as usual.

I know which socks I'm going to start on next, and they're sort of Doctor Who inspired. Shocking, huh? :)

{2014 Sock Plan: Pair 1, Pair 2}


  1. You have serious knitting skills! I love those socks. Is there anything you create that doesn't look perfect?!

    Btw, I thought of you the other day because my local quilt shop here in Tulsa is now offering a class on spinning yarn. I hope to take it sometime and if I do I will let you know how it goes.

    1. Thanks for your kind words! :) Honestly, I feel like my knitting is far from perfect, ha. You should definitely take the spinning class! Spinning yarn is so much fun...it adds a whole new layer of awesomeness to knitting. :)


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