Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Accidental Fire.

I didn't think I'd do much in the way of intentional Project Spectrum-age this year (the Ribbed Lace Bolero was entirely incidental), but when I was deciding which of my single socks to finally pair off, the classical elements seemed as good a means as any for making an arbitrary decision.

I stand by it, too, because seriously, why did I let this singleton linger so long? These puppies belong on feet. Preferably mine.

Pattern: Twisted Tweed, by Schrodinger
Yarn: Trekking XXL, in Color 147
Needles: US 1s

At any rate, by halfway through the second sock I was hooked on this whole element thing. Maybe because I saw this, and like everyone else and their respective uncles, I had to make one. I was looking for something, ideally a non-sock something, to do with my pretty but bound-to-pool Shibui sock yarn, and clearly this was it. And it's orange! So obviously I had to finish the above sock before midnight last night in order to cast on for this before PS: FIRE ran out. Which I still maintain is totally logical, but I'm sort of glad none of my housemates asked me to explain.


And just wait till you see what I've got cooking for PS: EARTH. Er... actually you've already seen most of it, but this time I'm actually going to finish something during the allotted time, rather than just start it.

18 comments:

Neuroknitter said...

Nice to run into you today!!

I love those socks! The Shibui yarn will be lovely in that pattern!

nicole said...

You've done a great job on your twisted tweeds. It's such a nice pattern!

And speaking of which, I love that scarf and think it will look great in orange.

sulafaye said...

Great twisted tweeds. What a good use of Trekking. And I can't wait to see your scarf.

Stacey said...

great socks - the texture pairs perfectly with the Trekking! I'm really behind on PS as well. I started something firey today! Ugh!

JulieFrick said...

But when will you start your cowl? :-)

femiknitter said...

I feel the same way--I wasn't too interested in PS until I actually started working on some projects that fit in the color scheme.

I love those socks--such a cute pattern!

Denise said...

Very lovely socks. I the color of that orange yarn too, looks like burnt orange to me.

tiennie said...

Those socks are fantastic!

whitknits said...

Beautiful socks! And that scarf is going to look great in orange...even if it doesn't fit the new PS theme (yay, EARTH!)

schrodinger said...

I love the TT's in that color!

nova said...

I really like the twisted tweed socks. They look really nice. And that scarf is a fabulous used for the Shibui. I may need to coopt this idea to use up some of my Shibui skeins....brillant.

Preita said...

NUM on the orange! I have been lazy about my lace ribbon. I need to get on that. I have spring ADD.

Yay for a full pair of socks!

kelp! said...

I do think that you've found the perfect color of Trekking! Mmmm, purple. I love everything about those socks, I do see some twisted tweeds in my future...

Kara said...

Oh how lovely. The colors play off the design so well. I love it!

ali said...

I'm knitting some socks in that same trekking yarn/coloway... loverly stuff!

Happy knitting-
ali

Alyssa said...

I love those socks. I will def check out the pattern!

Lynn said...

Loved your "rights of women" post on the Harlot's blog....

Grace said...

Great socks and I really love the color! I'm excited to see how the Shibui scarf turns out too!