Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One to the frog pond and a new one on the needles

I started a pair of Spread Spectrum Socks (from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns by Carol Sulcoski) the other week. I had some Lorna's Laces I wanted to use. Knowing the two hanks I had came from two different dyelots and noticing quite a difference in them colourwise, I thought Spread Spectrum Socks would be a forgiving pattern to use...

I was wrong...

Spread Spectrum Socks

A Spread Spectrum Sock still alive but barely hanging on...

It totally looks like two different colours....

I took out the needle and shoved the two pieces and the yarn butterflies (the mess you see over the leg part of the sock) in a plastic bag and hid it in my yarn stash... We'll see what happens to the yarn...

Instead of grieving the now-dead-sock, I casted on for another pair; a pair of Donyales. I'm knitting mine toe up. I needed something springy or summerlike after the dark clouds that accumulated over my head when deciding to get rid of the Spread Spectrum Socks, and therefore I chose to use the bright green HandMaiden Casbah Sock I bought on my vacation in Canada earlier this year. The yarn is a mix between merino wool, cashmere and nylon. It is amazingly soft and wonderful and had a shine to it that I love.

This is my progress so far:

WIP_Donyale socks

Donyale sock...

Sorry for the strange angle in the picture. I promise I don't have misformed feet... I just wanted to show you that I had turned the heel and was working on the gusset.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Ugh, Anna! Sorry about the difference in dye lots! But your Donyales look FABULOUS! And I noticed you're using the stitch markers I gave you--yay!!! :) Glad they're coming in handy.

Dilly said...

I love that sock!!! I can't believe the two yarns from the first photo are the same colour. They are so different.