Sunday, May 18, 2008

Noro Socks

Yesterday I enjoyed my last day in Seattle by heading to the U-district for their street fair. I finished the Noro socks while waiting for some bubble tea.


Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock #40
Started: 5/11/08
Finished: 5/17/08

There was actually a second knot in the yarn on the same sock right before the toe, but thankfully this one kept the color sequence.

Other than the knots I didn't mind knitting with the Kureyon Sock. The yarn is not particularly soft, but the knitted socks feel much softer than the unknitted yarn, and I'm assuming a couple of washes and wearings will soften them up a bit more. I certainly don't think my feet will have a problem with them. The colors, as usual, are gorgeous.

After that I headed out to Ballard with some newly cast on RPMs to meet up with Chelc and watch the 17th May parade (Norwegian Constitution Day). I don't think I've ever actually *watched* it - in the past I was in it. It definitely seems longer, or maybe it is longer since that was a few years ago. In either case it provided some good knitting time.

After a bit of Rock Band I headed back to home base, packed my bags, and flew back to Boston.

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Blogger twellve said...

gorgeous socks. those colors are amazing. :)

4:54 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I like how the Kureyon sock knit up!

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

Those socks are awesome Stariel. I just bought some of the noro sock about a week ago.

Oh, and can I tell you how sad I was to finally catch up on the last episode of Fiber Cult and discover you guys were gone?! :(

I'm hoping eventually you miss it so much that you will all come back to record again. :)

7:32 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

The Noro colors are so lovely but I HATE the way the yarn feels. I'd love to know what happens after you wash them a few times. I'd put up with a short period of rough socks if they soften up with time. The colors are just so amazing!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Jenneke said...

Love the colors on the Noro socks. I have a skein of this yarn and it's waiting for some inspiration. I think I'm going toe up on them, making them as long as I can possibly make 'm. I wish I had more time to knit, but between my job, scouting and my social life it hasn't been easy to get any knitting done - or blogging for all that matters.

1:15 PM  
Blogger weebug said...

dang, you were oh so close to my house!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

They're beautiful. I love the colors, but the lack of give in the yarn really kills my hands.

5:10 AM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

WOuld you, could you knit while flying through the air on a zip line? Love the colors of your socks. Great glacier pic's.

11:21 AM  

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