Sunday, May 22, 2005

Socks 4

The fourth pair of socks is complete, and the second one of the pair is my best result to date. I'm still using the same pattern, from Sally Melville's Knitting Experience: The Purl Stitch. But I really really really like this yarn - Knit Picks' Sock Landscape. It's very soft and very warm. In fact I have the socks on now, and they're too warm. I'll probably have to put them away until fall, but so far these are my favorites of the four pairs I've made. I wonder how favorite they'll be after I've hand-washed them a few times.

Now I have to make a decision. I bought some more sock yarn in Charlottesville last Monday at the Needle Lady. I got Brown Sheep Wildfoote (75% wool, 25% nylon) in Bluegrass (they don't show that color on their website), and Plymouth Yarn Sockotta (45% cotton, 40% wool, 15% nylon) in color 04 (marled blue, green, brown and gray). And I ordered some more yarn from Knit Picks - a cotton/wool blend for socks, more of the Sock Landscape, and some cotton/modal blend to make a sleeveless top for which I bought the pattern last summer. So my choices are:
  1. Finish the scarf I started after Christmas, and wait for the Knit Picks order to arrive.
  2. Start another pair of socks using the cotton/wool blend I bought in Charlottesville.
  3. Do nothing until the Knit Picks order arrives, then start the sleeveless top, which I might actually wear this summer.
  4. Do nothing until the Knit Picks order arrives, then start another pair of socks using their cotton/wool blend, which I probably won't wear until at least September.


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