31 October 2006

Happy Halloween!

It is a glorious morning. A glorious morning to top a stack of glorious days. The sun is so bright, crisp and clean in the morning post-daylight savings... It almost makes up for the fact that it's dark as pitch at 6:30 p.m. This morning it's warm. It's so warm I could take my FO pictures outside without a coat at 8:00 a.m.


Pattern: Huron Mountain Socks, from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Knit picks Gloss, in "Cocoa" (2 skeins) and "Woodland Sage" (1 skein)
Needles: inox dpns, US size 1.5 (not quite a 2, not quite a 1)
Begun: Oh, I don't remember... 22 August?
Finished: 30 October 2006

Modifications and Thoughts: Well, the only modification I made was to add the two color stripe to the bottom. This turned out to be the biggest pain, because I had to carry the "sage" behind the brown across the top three out of every four rows. But I love the way it looks:


Total payoff. And they are so comfortable. And so warm. I highly recommend "gloss." It's a dream to work with, especially for colorwork (it's very forgiving post-blocking). I'm a little apprehensive about how it's going to wear -- I'm worried about pilling. But in the meantime, they make an attractive (if a little ... bright?) pair of warm winter socks.

12 comments:

yahaira said...

those are gorgeous! perfect for these beautiful fall days we're having! I especially love the color combo.

keep us updated on how the yarn wears

melissa said...

beautiful! you did a great job on these, and the blue and brown look so good together. :)

Leah said...

WOW!! They look fantastic! I love the stripe on the bottom! What a great way to end socktoberfest!

Thanks for the yarn recommendation as well! :)

Dave said...

Those socks are beautiful -- I love that colour combination!

amanda said...

they look great! i love the blue/brown combo!

jacqueline said...

oh wow...they are way too cute. i know the bottom was a pain to do - but you are right! it makes the sock look fabulous

Meg said...

Them's a mighty fine pair a socks you got there missy.

Mintyfresh said...

The stripes on the bottom totally make the socks! Great job.

aimeedewar said...

Wow, I love those. Amazing what a color change does to reinterpret the pattern. Beautiful!

Laura said...

bee-yoo-tee-ful! i love the colors together! that's good to know about the gloss for colorwork. for some reason, i always think of doing colorwork with plain wool yarns, not something luxurious with silk. who knows why? i bet that's one cushy pair of socks.

Pat said...

Your Hurons are just beautiful - They may have to be my next KOTR sock! I am using KnitPicks Gloss for some Travelers stockings and I love it too...so so soft.

Teri said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Jennie! I love the two colors together. I have a couple of skeins of the Gloss waiting to be knit up, so I'm happy to hear that it's so nice to work with.