Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More socks!

I've been finishing things so quickly that I'm getting behind on blogging. Yesterday I finished these socks:


Yarn: Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch
Pattern: plain ol' socks
Started: 1/10/09
Finished: 1/20/09

I must admit that this skein of yarn has been sitting in my stash for a long time. I got it at a Knitsmiths swap a couple years ago because it was a new yarn I hadn't tried yet, but the colors in the ball just weren't all that appealing. Plus it was a little rumpled. But I was knitting socks for someone who likes blue and red, and I figured it was a great opportunity to try a new yarn.

The yarn itself is really interesting. It has a lot of stretch and tends to look a bit strange in the ball - sort of like the plies are different lengths, which I guess they kind of are. Knitted up it looks like normal sock yarn. There are two plies that I believe are the ones with the stretch that stay one color throughout the skein - in this case a slate-ish blue. The third ply is looser and changes color along the length of the yarn giving the variegated effect you see above. I enjoyed working with the yarn and the finished socks turned out great, so maybe I'll attempt to find some Mega Boots Stretch that's more my colors and knit some socks for myself sometime.

So it looks like I'm on track for a good sock-knitting year, at least so far. Three weeks into January and I have three pairs of socks finished. I started Nutkin as soon as the Mega Boots Stretch socks were finished.

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Blogger cathy said...

My favorite socks were made from mega boot stretch.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Interesting yarn - I will have to give it a try sometime. The socks look great! I like the subtle shift of color back and forth between the red and the blue.

9:07 AM  
Blogger cici said...

I love the colors!!

2:45 PM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

I love the colors they came out great you are a sock making machine.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Bo... said...

They are gorgeous!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Breathing a sigh of relief here... saw a non-sock on your blog, thought something was wrong. Looks like you're OK and back to being yourself, though! : )

5:21 AM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

ohh I have that colorway too. Thanks for posting them, now I know what to expect. :)

2:45 AM  
Blogger Jenneke said...

Interestingly I've had a totally differen experience with Mega Boot Stretch. It was very splitty and impossible to frog. I liked the colors though and they wear good.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Stariel said...

Good to know, Jenneke. I didn't have to frog so I can't comment on that. Also I don't usually have as much of a problem with splitty yarns as some people do - probably something about the way I knit - but I didn't notice splittiness with this yarn at all. It's always nice to hear a second (or third, or...) opinion, so thanks for putting in your two cents!

11:53 AM  

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