Sunday, September 03, 2006

Back to socks!

Have I told you all lately how wonderful you are for leaving me comments? No? Really? (head bowed down with embarassment) Well ... YOU'RE WONDERFUL!!

Since everyone seems to be doing 'back to school', I've decided to do 'back to socks'. I took a quickie break & knitted the Moebius scarf & started work on the Backyard Leaves scarf, but I'm missing socks. Yes, it's true.

When I first started reading blogs, I kept seeing these fabulous socks called Embossed Leaves. I figured I better learn how to knit socks before attempting them though. After I saw this photo though from Sassenach, I knew it was finally time to knit these! The pattern is from Interweave Knits Winter 2005 issue & the pattern is called Embossed Leaves Socks. I've been coveting these since I first saw them before I even started knitting socks.

For needles, I'm using the new KnitPicks circular needles (size 2 US). They are as good as everyone (or at least MOST everyone) says & I especially love the pointy tips. I swatched with both the size 1 & the size 2's, but now I'm thinking I should've used size 1. Oh well, I'm not about to start over. I LOVE the yarn! It's KnitPicks Gloss yarn in the woodland colorway. It extremely soft, easy to work with, I've had no splitting problems & for the price you MUST buy some!!! This pair of socks is only going to cost me $8 & I think I'll like them just as well as my Socks That Rock RPM's and they cost me over $20.

Then again, maybe the Socks That Rock yarn was cheaper since I just filled a KnitPicks shopping cart with more sock yarn & needles.


Amber said...

Those will be some beautiful socks! I'm glad to hear that you like KP's Gloss -- I've been meaning to try it.

Lynda said...

What beautiful socks! I love the color.

jillian said...

Those are lovely! And remember, needles area an investment! Not the same as spending $ on yarn :)

Brena said...

OH! Those are such pretty socks. I love the color you picked out.

ScrapHappy said...

Oh my goodness, these are just lovely! I will have to check out those needles. I love circs and have been addicted to Addi Turbos, but these are so much cheaper -- and I like the idea of pointy tips.
The pattern is so great! Are you knitting both at once on two circs? Would love details!

Emma said...

I love that sock pattern too, and yours look so great. I also want to learn to do two socks at once, but I can't find anyone to teach me! So. Jealous!

Tiffany said...

Your Embossed Leaves look great! =)

Teyani said...

Your embossed leaves socks look divine! and that scarf you made in the burgandy is wonderful too!
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