Thursday, May 17, 2007

Purple socks: past, present, and future

Past:

I tried, I really did. I cast on for Eunny's Bayerische socks, and I plugged away with real diligence and optimism. I wish I'd taken a picture, but I was just too discouraged. They weren't too hard, exactly, they just moved so damn slow. The result was beautiful but if I'm not enjoying it, what's the point?

Present:

The second I ripped out the German Slog I cast on for these in the same yarn (the Lorna's Laces Blackberry that I jettisoned from the Endpaper project awhile back). I remembered immediately why it's so important to enjoy the process as well as the product: this first one is flying off the needles.

Seriously, in the time it's taken to knit this much, I had gotten maybe three inches of the Bayerische.


This pair is for my sockapalooza pal, who quite fortuitously has the same foot length and circumference as I do, though a lower instep.

Future:

I won something. Me! And in no time flat, this arrived in the mail from the lovely Julie Frick.

It's Artyarns Supermerino 4. I've never knit with this stuff before and I'm so glad it's landed in my lap. JF, you can keep destashing in my direction all you like. I'll even pay you next time!


It's super soft, and less shiny than most sock yarns I've seen. I think it will become a pair of Jaywalkers for my female companion. I don't think either of us can ever have too much purple.

6 comments:

Macoco said...

The yarn you won is beautiful! Your sock looks great so far - it does make a huge difference if you love the project you're working on. It goes so much faster.

pamela wynne said...

The Artyarns is gorgeous -- love that stuff. And WAAHHHHH! I miss my purple Baudelaire! (These are going to be very, very pretty.)

JulieFrick said...

There it is! I'm such a little kid. It makes me so excited to see something I sent across the states here in cyberspace!

Specs said...

Oh, free yarn. It doesn't get any better than that.

your sockapalooza pal said...

H'mm, I was thinking about purple for your socks so it seems like that might be a good start. I actually also thought about Beaudelaire! Still haven't quite decided on a pattern yet. BTW, what kind of adjustments do you make, if any, to accomodate your high instep?

Courtney said...

Lovely purple socks, cannot wait to see the finished Baudelaires.