Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Socks for a New Year

So, technically, these were the November Socks from my Ewe and Me sock club. But I had to hurry to get December back, so I'm all caught up now.

To be honest, it took a little while to start these. I mean, it's seriously just a cuff down, 2x2 rib with a s1, k1 style heel flap. It was hard to get excited about that.

But the yarn is really, really pretty. It's the "Iris" colorway from Gypsy Girl. At first I was afraid it would be too yellow or too green (neither of which I like very much), but I think the overall effect is of a pretty teal blue.
Oh, and check out those awesome sock blockers. They're made by hand by Lorna's dad, but I think you can still get them at my new LYS, Peggy's Strands of Heaven.

Overall, I'm pleased, but the pattern was not exciting. The yarn is lovely, and I would highly recommend it. The color is amazing, and there's hardly any pooling at all. The fiber feels absolutely lovely. I'd compare it to Claudia or Shibui.

In summary:
Yarn: Gypsy Girl sock yarn (100% superwash merino, 200 yds/ skein) 2 skeins
Pattern: November Sock of the month, but it's cuff down 2x2 ribbing with a k1, sl 1 heel flap and your basic toe
Needles: Size US 1 (2.25 mm), two 12" circs
Time: Well, I've had it for about two months, but I suspect I worked lightly on it for two weeks
Cost: About $20 for the kit

PS. Expect exciting news about January's sock of the month soon


DK said...

So jealous of the sock blockers. No one (Lorna, ahem) has mailed me mine yet...::sigh::....woe is me, woe, woe, woe....

Love the socks, though. That really is fabulous yarn.

Lorna said...

Yeup, sock blockers are in hand - I just picked up 8 sets when I visited my folks over Christmas...

So, Miss Kate... check your email!