Pink Posey SocksPosted: November 29, 2006
On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I enjoyed a lovely visit with Danielle and Teresa at Knitique. Knitique carries beautiful yarns and has an incredibly warm and inviting atmosphere, making it one of my favorite yarn stores. I am always glad when I stop in for a visit. Although I spent most of my time there chatting away, I did do a little shopping and picked up two skeins of Claudia Hand Painted Yarn for a new pair of socks.
My knitting plan for the Thanksgiving weekend was to start the socks and also work on two scarves. But as soon as I cast on with the Claudia Hand Painted Yarn, I couldn’t put the sock down! The yarn is luscious. I knit and knit and knit, and the scarves got woefully neglected. I took the photos below on Sunday afternoon, but I actually finished the first sock already and cast on for the second one. Apparently I’m addicted to these socks as I have no desire to knit anything else!
I love the colors — there are varying shades of pink with hints of purples and browns sprinkled throughout.
As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been taking a rather “vanilla” approach to socks — ribbed cuff and stockinette leg and foot. I like my sock knitting to be easy, and my feet are small so many published patterns would end up being too big unless I made pattern adjustments. But I do have Sensational Knitted Socks, which offers multiple sizes, so perhaps I will branch out soon.
I also bought a skein of Yarntini self-striping sock yarn from Knitique. Aren’t those colors fun?
I’m looking forward to knitting my first pair of striped socks, and I’m even thinking about trying them toe up with Magic Loop. For those of you who have tried both top down and toe up, which method do you prefer?