Monday, March 09, 2009

Two Toe Tuesday: Winter on Monday, Summer on Tuesday Edition

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For the record, the Seattle area doesn't usually have snow in March, but I took this photo this morning. For the other record, it is Monday, even though the title says Two Toe Tuesday. It happens.

I finished the Red Hot Chili socks (pattern: Empoisonnée by Yarnissima, yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 100% superwash) over the weekend, only a week late for the Sock Knitter's Anonymous January challenge. In my book, that's not so bad, but the second sock was a bit of a slog at the end. Underneath the cuffs are 30-ish rows of twisted rib ribbing, which is a bit of a snooze after the enlarging cables that run up the sides. These socks were a lot of fun to knit, and I can assure you that Wollmeise is worth the hype. O.K., it twisted up on itself a bit and I had to periodically unwind it, but these are not a giant sweater--it's easy to untwist. And I've got about 30 grams left from the 150 gram skein--wouldn't this color look good striped with black yarn? I think that I may have some black yarn . . .

The socks feel like they will be very durable, and the pattern is very well put together. Even though the pattern is charted, the cables & construction are straightforward enough that I didn't feel like I was constantly trying to figure out which row I was on and following the chart line by line.

I'm looking forward to starting another pair of socks by this same designer (maybe La Digitessa), but in the meantime I've got to pack for Arizona--we leave tomorrow morning! I'm not a giant fan of the sun & heat, but it's going to be really nice to get away from this snow. By noon tomorrow, I expect to be at the ballpark in Peoria to see the M's face the Cubs. Griffey vs. Pinella--I've got no complaints.

4 comments:

Ella said...

They look fabulous! I love the vibrance of those colors against the white background. Got to love having toasty toes in all that cold, eh?

Debra said...

What great socks! I totally love 'em, and will add the pattern to my Rav queue.

Yarnissima is a great designer -- Digitessa is my favorite, and her about-to-be-released pattern looks gorgeous! (zur lehderhoz'n - didn't check spelling on the hosen bit. :)

tiennie said...

Can you believe this snow?! We have so much where I'm at.

The socks are fantastic!

Rebecca said...

Love the colors in those red hot chili socks! Wish you could send some of that Pacific Northwest snow to the Rocky Mountains! We are terribly dry here.