Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The return of socks

Socks on the needles are a good thing. Once I conquered my fear of socks (yes, I was afraid they were too "hard" for me), I found they're a great source of everyday knitting. I stick with simple patterns and lovely yarn to keep the experience rather Zen. No need to stress over socks!

The newest member of my sock collection sprang from this lovely yarn.

Jitterbug "Tuscany"


That's Colinette Jitterbug in the Tuscany colorway. I saw this in someone's stash and had to own it. It waited its turn patiently in the stash.

Jitterbug solo


A couple of days ago, sock number one came off the needles. Now it just needs a mate. Though there's pleny of time before sock wearing weather, but I don't want to take a chance on letting this one languish alone. Today's goal: Get crackin' on sock number two!

Details: Modified garter stitch rib, 72 stitches knit on size 0 Addi turbos.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

OOH! They'll make a great pair for fall. Great looking sock.

nuttyirishman said...

I queued this yarn a couple of weeks ago... someone had used it for the loveliest BSJ. (You know I won't be using for socks...)

Looking good! :-)

Grace said...

Wow that colorway it is awesome and the sock looks great. I can't wait to see the finished pair!

Carole Knits said...

Awesome colorway!

ana said...

What is a modified garter stitch rib? I love the way it looks... deceptively simple but different!

Leslie said...

Ana, a garter rib (as defined by Charlene Schurch's book)is one round of K2P2 followed by one round of knit stitch. For this sock, I knit two rounds K2P2 followed by two rounds of knitting. I don't know if that still qualifies as garter rib but I like it!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, my! Now you've made me desire this mouth-watering yarn. The socks are so cute, Leslie!

ana said...

Thanks Leslie! Just when I think I've moved up to "experienced knitter" someone drops a term like "modified garter rib" and I'm a befuddled. I guess I'll always be a newb.

Leslie said...

Ana, don't feel bad. I'm still learning, too. That's why I love all the fabulous knitting blogs and online sources. They continually inspire me!

Jan said...

OK ... you're making me want to start knitting again! I may start a new scarf tomorrow!