Monday, May 02, 2005

Socks 3

Finished my third pair of socks on Saturday. These were made of elann.com's Sock It To Me Puzzle yarn in color 705 Faded Denim, knit on size 1 needles. The blue color almost exactly matches the jeans I wear most often these days, so I'm very pleased with that. I seem to have made these a big larger than the last 2 pairs. Not sure why, maybe overcompensating for the tight gauge I hit on the previous pair. They still fit OK. It took me a over a month to complete this pair, due to garden busy-ness and other things.

The next sock is already on the needles, and I can't seem to put it down. The yarn is KnitPicks' Sock Landscape in color Yukon, and I'm just about ready to start the heel. This is the first pair of socks I've made using 100% wool yarn; the others were wool and nylon. But this Sock Landscape is very soft. Even though I'm getting about the same stitch gauge (7/in.) as with the wool/nylon blend, this is knitting up into a much loftier, firmer fabric. Haven't checked the row gauge to see how that compares.

Please pardon our dust while we remodel the blog. (we? who's we?) Hope to get this one looking the same as the garden blog by the end of the week.

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