Friday, June 08, 2007

Actual Knitting Content!


Thanks everyone for all your input on the Sock Pal socks. There seemed to be such enthusiasm for Rib and Cables in Cherry Bomb that I started those first. And let me tell you, from the first stitch, I was very happy. I just love that pattern.

Then the Asbury Park contingent started to speak up and I thought I ought to give that colorway a try with the same pattern. I hadn't even finished the rib before I frogged it. Too much contrast for the cables. Luckily, Amy of stash, knit, repeat had suggested another pattern-- Beaded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. So I started those too.

Look how perfect that pattern is for the yarn! Look how nicely it breaks up the color repeats! This may be my new go-to pattern for variegated yarns.

All this means there is much socky happiness at affiknitty. But I still can't decide which pair will be for my sock pal and which pair I will keep. Sigh.

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22 Comments:

Blogger Mama Urchin said...

Too bad you can't let her pick.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

Looks like a great start on the socks! I'm sure she would enjoy either one. Hmmm . . . hard decision.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous jennie said...

Nothing like having two pairs of socks on the needles that you love... I'd finish both pairs and then make a decision. As you work on them, you'll probably find yourself gravitating more toward one or the other.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Gena said...

Oh, they do both look really great. Tough decision on which to give to your pal.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Eeeny meeny miny mo. They both look great!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

Awesome start on both pairs. I do like the patterns for each one. Can't wait to see how they progress.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Dr. B. said...

Purty purty! It will be hard to part with a pair, for sure.

12:51 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

I love them both but I have to get me some of that Asbury Park! Thank you for the direction to the verigated go to pattern - I have been struggling with my own pooling dilemma!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Two new socks - yum!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

all socks all the time... I love the beaded rib pair and will have to keep that in mind as I'm allergic to pooling from handpainted yarns but keep buying them anyway. Thanks for the tip!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

I agree with folks...the more you knit, the more you'll be drawn to one, I think. Hey, I'm glad you're trying the Beaded Rib pattern! I actually just bought that book, because I've been trying to decide on a pattern for the Cherry Tree Hill yarn I got from you, and the beaded rib was one of the ones I liked most! I love the lace patterns, but since it's dk weight, I was thinking that maybe a rib would work better.

Anyway, good to see so much sock joy!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Beautiful socks. I will have to give the beaded rib pattern a try, it's gorgeous with that colorway!

6:16 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Both are lovely and your pal will love you for either one!!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

Beaded Rib is a great pattern for variegated yarns; I use it a lot. I'd say finish both pairs and then see how you feel - one will definitely come out in front.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

That's going to be a tough decision. They're both gorgeous. I'm going to remember that Beaded Rib pattern for variegateds. It's hard to find an appropriate pattern.

5:57 AM  
Blogger ali said...

They both look really happy! That pattern really did the trick with that yarn!
Happy knitting-
ali

12:21 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Hooray, they're lovely!

1:09 PM  
Blogger KnittingKat said...

Lovin both the colors, it would be so hard to choose either color!
P.S. Love the colorway you used on the Jaywalker socks below.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Socky happiness - tee hee hee!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous www.knittingnutter.com said...

Oh you are in a good place - happy sock knitting!

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

These socks are going to look fantastic, both pairs, and it's great to hear that you so enjoy knitting them! Tough decision indeed, I'm afraid I couldn't decide for the life of me ;(

3:33 AM  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

Aaaah yes... the crack that is Cider Moon. I'm just about finished with a plain old pair in Asbury park... I may copy you and knit that same pattern in Cherry Bomb... It's beautiful!!!

6:20 PM  

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