Saturday, July 05, 2008
I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
I once again have a slew of projects that require a pattern or chart, and nothing much that I can just carry around and knit when I'm stopped at the railroad tracks. The answer to this is a new sock project, just in time for the July Sockdown! on Ravelry. Given that I've been in total color overload since last weekend, it's either very surprising or not surprising at all that I pulled one of the brightest yarns ever out of my stash. Behold, the vivacity of the self striping Vesper Sock Yarn in Summer Sky! The photo on the left shows my first toe, which ended up being too wide and was ripped out. The photo on the right shows the new, narrower sock (complimented nicely by the Blue Moon) out on the town earlier in the week. In real life, the sock is brighter. And less blurry than in the bar photo. Srsly.
The pattern is the 5-stitch Beaded Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. The toe is the "easy toe", which I started with 12 stitches and have increased up to 70 stitches total. This pattern requires a divisible-by-10 number of stitches, and I really think that the best number of stitches for my gauge/feet is between 60 and 70, so we'll see how this goes. I do like the look of the beaded rib, and it's easy enough to remember now that I can read the pattern on the sock.
Toe number 2 is on the needles, and I hope to have the two of them united on a single needle before the end of the evening. Then I'll be able to work on them wherever I am, at least until it's time to think about the heels!