Sunday, March 23, 2008

Being a blogging slacker...

I finished some socks on Friday and am just now getting around to posting about them!

Pattern: Uzume from Socktopia
Yarn: A Piece of Vermont in Giggles
Started: 2/22/08
Finished: 3/21/08

I actually test knit this pattern before it came out, but I don't have those socks so I decided to knit it again for myself this time as part of the Momma Monkey memorial knitalongs. Especially since it's pretty much the only pattern at the gauge I usually like and cuff down. I will do toe up socks on occasion, but I really do prefer the cuff down construction.

I just love the little diamonds:

The yarn, A Piece of Vermont, was also a new one for me. I really liked how this skein was dyed so many variations of purple and related colors - it was quite variegated but not so much that it obscured the pattern. The yarn itself is very soft and a bit fuzzier than the yarn I'm used to working with - it has a bit of a fuzzy halo that is actually quite pretty. I like the yarn a lot, and I'll update it on my yarn page soon - probably after I see how the socks wear.

Also, a random heart on the sidewalk:

Listening to: Mayonaise ~ Smashing Pumpkins, Girl's Not Grey ~ A.F.I.



Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those look so pretty! I love the color of the yarn and how it works with the pattern! Great job!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

THe socks are really cool...I do like the diamonds, thanks for the close up. I bought A Piece of Vermont yarn last years as one of my first Etsy purchases, I haven't knit with it yet, but it is so pretty.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Beautiful socks. And I wonder how that heart got into the sidewalk... it looks like it was made on purpose. I bet there's a very romantic story behind it.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Marion said...

I love the socks! I've looked for the pattern before and cannot find it. Do you know where I could find it?

11:21 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
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    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
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    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
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    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
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    C*eye*ber Fiber
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    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
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    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
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    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
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    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
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    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
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    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

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