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?


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.