Sunday, February 22, 2015
Knitting: river bed socks.
Some more socks to share...my second pair of 2015. These pictures aren't the best, but the past week has been crazy cold and snowy and icy, and I wasn't going to try to get pictures of my socks outside. Thankfully I could use the back of my quilt for a background. :)
I really love these socks. I think they're probably my second or third favorite pair that I've knitted for myself (these are still my favorites). I wanted to knit plain vanilla socks this month, but I started to get a little nervous when this yarn started pooling. I'm glad I didn't try to change it because I ended up loving it! The yarn is Quaere's Sparkle Sock (I think the sparkle is most clear in the photo of the heel) in the River Bed colorway, and I think that's the perfect name. Between the spirals and the colors and the sparkle, these socks really do remind me of water.
The funny thing is that this yarn really had a mind of its own when it came to pooling. On the first sock, the spirals down the leg were thick and consistent, and then they got skinnier on the foot (same stitch count!) On the second sock, the opposite happened. I don't think you can notice it when they're on, but when they're laying flat it's more obvious.
Ravelry project page. (And I'm linking up with Liesl's Monthly Sock Challenge.)