Sunday, 30 January 2011

sock business

Yet another weekend has flown by all too quickly. Is it just me, or has the pace of life increased? I suspect it's what you call 'getting older'. Say no more! A little more sock knitting has been squeezed in, and I'm very close to reaching the toe decreases.

I love this yarn from Opal (I'll give more details another time), it's soft yet feels tough, and I think they will wear well.

I prefer to knit my socks on a tiny little circular needle, switching to dpns for turning the heel, and again for the toe decreases. It makes for speedy progress - especially in a plain sock.

I can't wait to wear them. I've fallen in love with these stripes, so fingers crossed there won't be any second sock syndrome.

13 comments:

T. said...

Love the colors...they look great! Where do you get a tiny circular needle? It sounds ideal!

Frances said...

The colors of that Opal yarn look marvelous in that sock pattern. Just a wonderful distribution of all the blues and greens.

I generally start up a new sock knitting project in January, but might have to wait until February this year! Just finishing up some cabled fingerless mitts in a pretty sea blue grey green koigu yarn.

Best wishes.

Florrie said...

My goodness you're speeding along with those socks, I agree it is lovely yarn.....looking good.

Because of problems with someone who reads my blog I've changed my url address.

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Hope you find me ok,
florrie x

Gina said...

Those colours are gorgeous. I think that might be my most favourite sock yarn I've seen in a long time.

driftwood said...

oooh I've been wondering if you can do socks on a round needle, but never knew anyone who did. is it easy.?

penelope10 said...

That is exactly how I do my socks! I have circs in all sizes!
Nice job and love the colour!

love those cupcakes said...

Gorgeous yarn. Gorgeous sock(s).

A Time to Dance said...

You are so clever with colour Diana, I love your palate, I know I always mention it but there is such a sence of serenity and calm about everything you do...

dottycookie said...

A tiny circular needle? Details, we need details!

silverpebble said...

The colours in that yarn are so subtle and beautiful! Those are such covetable socks Diana.

kristina said...

You always find the best yarns! Completely in love with these colors. Must track down. And must try the circular needles. Sources please :)

K x

Lori's page said...

Wow, would love to have some knitting lessons by you, it seems so easy when you do it. One day I'll pass by for a cuppa and to teach me your art! ;-) Love it, Lori xxx

Monica said...

beautiful sock!!