þriðjudagur, ágúst 16, 2005

Autumn colours - no, autumn and colours

Having not that much time to knit at the moment, I nonetheless take delight on the sockapal-2-za progresses. Loads of beautiful projects!
Surfing the net, I found a quiz sorting out what kind of sock yarn you are!?!? This sounded so stupid interesting that I had to try it myself.

I am very surprised by the result since blue is definitely NOT my favourite choice of sock yarn colour, though I have to agree to the rather-pub-than-bar part. Anyway, I'd rather not ponder too much about my concerns... in accordance with sock yarn...?...

On real socks, I made little progress on the Lacy Scallops sock. We recently got hold of some LOST tapes, you know, the TV series, everybody was/is watching. It was aired here last winter, so I heard, but happened to pass completely unnoticed (by me). But now I'm hooked. (Don't spoil it for me, I've only seen the first four episodes.) I wouldn't really call it a relaxing TV programme, but it definitely clears my mind after a long reading day.
Here's the TV knitting:
Lacy Scallops Socks just around the heel
The l-o-v-e-l-y picot edge troubles me this time. It is, well, not really too loose, but curls to the outside. Any ideas how to solve this problem? I'm thinking about an extra seam.. or am I?

To brighten up the gloomy day here (first taste of the coming seven months of autumn/winter) I'll show some pictures of the growing Clapotis.

Clapotis savours his day out in the sunLacy Scallops Socks just around the heel
You can see how pretty the colours work together. [and if you click on the left picture, you'll see that this was knitted before some decent stitch markers found their home here]
Not so great however is the quality of the yarn (Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000 print). I had at least one knot in every skein so far. One knot even featured four threads, an additional 3-4 metre thread knoted onto the main thread. I don't mind the interruption of colour repeat in this project. But to unknot considerable lengths of yarn, unfit for further use (there are no seams..) gives me an uneasy feeling of being cheated. Look:
Clapotis savours his day out in the sunLacy Scallops Socks just around the heel

Before I'm loosing myself in rehashing more neglected projects, I'll go back to work.

6 ummæli:

Suzanne sagði...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lacy scallops sock--I think its even better than the one shown in the pattern! The colors are very intense and do not pool--beautiful. I thought about that pattern for my sock pal but I had gauge issies (the Holly Spring Hand-Dyed is thick, I used it for my Clapotis--love the colors in your clap too!)

I tried to watch Lost too--but I found it too scary! I'm still having flashbacks from the first episode. Favorite Spouse got a DVD of a Brit drama called Shameless which is very funny and a bit gritty which we both love. No nightmares there!

Nafnlaus sagði...

Thank you so much for the kind comments on my blog. The Dublin Bay sock pattern can be found here: http://www.nwkniterati.com/MovableType/MossyCottage/ . Scroll down to the free patterns on the left.

amanda sagði...

those socks are beautiful! and you're clapotis is so colorful---perfect for dreary winter days :O)

Jennifer sagði...

I LOVE your Clapotis!!!!! I understand about the knots - no fun - but she is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! :)

Jen sagði...

I also love your lacy scallops socks! You were sweet to post to my blog. To answer your emails, no, I haven't knitted with the unspun Icelandic before. I am anxious to work with it! I think your definition of pereline is right on. I'm using Elizabeth Zimmerman's pattern in her Spun Out #40; she described a pereline as a short cape, the term derived from the French for pilgrim. Anyway, I am glad you wrote--now I can follow your work. As a side note, my partner lived in Reykjavik for 7th & 8th grade. Someday we will go visit there together!

Renee sagði...

I'm behind on my reading but had to say that your lacy scallop socks are stunning! Love 'em.