Wednesday, February 25, 2009

FO: Eleanor socks

It's all socks all the time around here. You know, except when it isn't.

These are the Eleanor socks. I knit them on size 2 knitpicks classic circs, 2 at a time top down. I substituted a short row heel for the heel that was written (because it's faster). The yarn is Icebox Fibers Superwash socks. I can find neither hide nor hair of this yarn on the internet, so I assume it is a very small local dyer. I found the base yarn to be a little thin. I would probably use size 1s if I were to do this again. But what is all this talk talk talk? Photos!
Eleanor socks
Eleanor socks
Eleanor socks

Had I said something earlier this year about not buying yarn? That must have just been crazy talk. I stopped by the LYS today to buy some yarn. Things have been crazy at work and I decided that yarn might be a nice soothing thing. So I got a ball of yarn in a color I don't usually knit: green.
Dream in color smooshy
Dream in Color Smooshy. I've never knit with it before, so I'm looking forward to it. I'm planning a pair of Thelonious socks for March. And I also got a hank of Chameleon Colororks footsie. The colorway is Indian Wedding, but I think of it as peach and raspberry sherbet. It was on sale. How could I resist?
Chameleon Colorworks
I learned while I was in there that the folks at the Dancing Ewe read this blog. Hi Janelle, hi Cathy! Ain't the internet grand?

4 comments:

Kate said...

Yes, an indie dyer here in Walla Walla. She sells at the Farmer's Market. :)

Kate said...

Oh, and because I hit post too early--nice socks! I've knit that pattern and really enjoyed it too.

Janelle said...

Hi, Lynn! Love your socks.

I am so glad to leave my "blog-stalking" days behind me!

Hope to see you around the shop more. Stop by next Thursday night if you like!

Veronica said...

Ooh, those are lovely - and you are speedy! I didn't cast on any for the Feb. sockdown due to too much craziness and sample knitting. That green looks luscious and squishy and very springy :)

Went on a weekend retreat to Galena this weekend and got some lovely, lovely stuff though.