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Socks, An Interlude.

11 Mar

It’s not that I’m bored of sweaters, because I’m not. It’s just that sometimes it’s nice to start a project that one might reasonably finish within, say, a week. And also, I have many sweaters but I have only two pairs of socks I’ve knit. This needs to be rectified.

I also bought a copy of Sock Innovation by Cookie A. a while ago but never cast anything on from it, and it was making me feel guilty and also like a crazy person. A whole book filled with incredible sock patterns, and I couldn’t find the time to cast on even one? The real problem was that my sock yarn stash, while absolutely excellent, is filled largely with brightly colored things that stripe, pool, and otherwise interrupt patterns.

Shibui Sock to the rescue! I’m a huge, huge fan of this yarn, even though this is the first time I’ve actually knit anything with it. It was a brilliant decision to stock up a bit, and I finally cast on a pair of socks a few days ago. It took me for-freaking-ever to decide on a pattern, and eventually I just went with doing it alphabetically because I am a nerd like that. Thus, I now have Angee on my needles!

They’re a lighter purple than the picture would have you believe, but I was having a ton of trouble getting an in-focus picture, so darker purple won. If you look really closely, you can see that the first 30 rounds or so of the pattern are knit incorrectly; that’s because, in a bout of incredible stupidity, I forgot that charts are read right to left and not left to right and so my whole sock is backwards. That in and of itself isn’t a problem, but since I didn’t realize I was doing it backwards until a significant way in, I didn’t switch the k2togs and ssks until then. It looks a little bit messy, but not bad enough to frog, and I’m happy with it.

In other news, I pulled out an old WIP that had been set aside due to decrease panic. I kept not liking how it looked, but upon closer inspection, I was being really silly and it looks fine. See?

It’s a Tortoise and the Hare sweater, and while I wouldn’t expect to see too much of it up here, it does in fact exist. And sometimes I even work on it. Sometimes.

Also, you guys, I got a really pretty dress yesterday and it makes me feel like a fairy princess.