Sunday, May 06, 2007

Bavarian Rockstar Begins

FootIn


I've got the yarn, I've settled (for now) on a pattern, and I have one toe. The Sundara yarn looks a little darker in these photos than in my last post, and is closer to the actual color, at least on my monitor. I've started the Bavarian Rockstar pattern, which I've decided upon based on it being toe-up and less ubiquitous than some of my other choices. I just realized that this also makes my sock wholly Pacific Northwest--the yarn and pattern are both local, though both were purchased online. I swatched yesterday with size US1 needles, but the gauge was too big so I've started this sock on Knitpicks size 0s. I'm pretty happy with the gauge / cable pattern, and my plan is to start sock #2 from the other end of the yarn cake and then knit both at the same time. When I knit two socks at once, the gauge tends to be more consistent, and that will likely be important since I'm not planning to race through this pair. Here's another view, with foot out:

Footout

Yes, I deliberately included my manicured toes. I love the brown polish, but it's really too cold to wear open toed shoes right now. The angle is a little better on this photo to see the center cable motif, which is flanked by stitch markers that I bought yesterday at the Renaissance Yarns anniversary sale. The color is very matchy-matchy with the yarn, and so far they are working well--no snagging, no flying off the needles into the mouths of dachshunds.

11 comments:

Friender said...

Those are beautiful. I love the color.

Sarah said...

i. am. in. love.

beautiful beautiful choices!

Asaknitter said...

king realyl good so far - love the brown nail polish.

Asaknitter
www.knittingnutter.com

your Sock Pal said...

Beautiful color and great pattern choice! I like your new stitch markers too.

Lisa said...

Great color. Neat pattern too. Don't tempt me away from my choice!

Janine said...

I love that color! (goes so nicely with your manicure, too!) That pattern is wonderful, too!

Jofrog said...

Both the yarn and the pattern are beautiful! Anyone would be thrilled to have you as their sock pal!

Tanya said...

how did you know that blue is my favorite color?!? Those really are nice!!

Irisine said...

Good choices, the yarn looks perfect with the pattern. Thanks for your comment, I found an email-account: gmail is perfect and has no advertising ;-)

tiennie said...

Great pattern and yarn! Love your copper toes - such a pretty color.

Melissa said...

;) I also signed up for Sockapalooza 4, thinking I was over the pain of Sock Wars. I haven't forgotten about the RAOK I suggested months & months ago. Drop me an email with your sizing info & I'll get started.

Yes, I am completely not working on my Sockapalooza commitment right now. My pal's 'preferences' have me...yeah. :D