Monday, March 31, 2008

Getting out of the sock rut

As you may have noticed, I knit a lot of plain stockinette socks. Mostly because they are easy and mindless and I don't have to think about them at all when I knit them. But lately, even I've been getting bored with having the same old thing on the needles all the time. So I've decided to branch out:

Sea Dreams Monkeys_01

These are Monkey socks, being knit with Claudia Handpainted fingering weight yarn (colourway Sea Dreams, being knit 2 at a time to avoid Second Sock Syndrome). Notice how one sock looks much darker than the other despite the fact that they're from the same dyelot (and notice Ravelry on the laptop screen)? I've experienced this before with other Claudia socks as well.

These have been a fun and interesting knit so far (I'm actually past the heel flaps for both socks now, I've been a bit behind with the blog posting), but if I knit these socks again I think I will try the "no purl" version to make them go faster.

Sophie hates monkeys.

Sophie 080321_04

3 comments:

Esoteric Knitter said...

They are gonna be awesome socks! But yeah I know what you mean about the same dye lot but the colors looking quite different. hmm

Nell said...

Good for you on branching out! The monkey socks are a great pair. Fun and they look cool. But not too hard.

Karen said...

Those look amazing!! It's too bad Sophie doesn't like monkeys a little more :D