Monday, January 28, 2008
Socks for a dreary winter weekend
The weekend was gray and cold with intermittent snow flurries. I went out once on Saturday to fill the birdfeeders and once on Sunday to shovel the driveway. Other than that I cheered myself up by working on some socks that are the opposite of gray and dreary. The yarn is some commercial superwash wool that aways back I tie-dyed with black cherry Koolade. Then it sat for over a year because it was oh-so-ugly, brick red and white. Last week I tossed it in a bright yellow dye bath and, voila!, it is transformed. These will be my first toe-up socks, using short-row toes and heels. I love the technique! It is from my favorite sock book: Simple Socks. The lace pattern is "Small Capitals" from Sensational Knitted Socks. I chose the pattern because it looks kinda like flames. Sort of.