Monday, October 4, 2010

Fun socks

Aren't these socks fun?

Tide socks1

With thanks to Jody who supplied the scrap of yarn I needed to complete them when I ran out a few rows short of finishing the toe, my fourth pair of 2010 Personal Sock Club socks have been finished ahead of their 8 October deadline. One of the few times in my life I've not been scrambling at the last minute to meet a deadline.

Tide socks 2

I really like the combination of a very classic Nancy Bush design from Knitting Vintage Socks (Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel) with a wildly colourful yarn (Socks That Rock yarn in the delightfully named Tide Pooling). The otherwise plain socks have a deep cuff of k3 x p2 ribbing and the eponymous Dutch heel.

Tide socks 3

While the fabric of the socks is very neat, I think they might have been better if I'd knitted them on 2.25m needles rather than the 2.5 I used. They are very comfortable, but I usually like my socks to fit a little more snugly. Nevertheless, the colours are so quirkily wonderful that I know I'll love to wear them.

I've just opened my next manilla envelope to reveal my fifth PSC project yarn - it's Wollmeise 80 / 20 in a deep bright blue named Hortensie. Now I just need to find a pattern that does justice to this special yarn.


Rose Red said...

They look great! Love how they've striped (and almost perfectly match each other too!). I've not tried that heel, I think I must!

Mmmm wollmeise! Lace or cables I hope! How exciting!

missfee said...

I love these socks Lyn - the way the strip spirals around your legs yum

and wollmeise in blue - I can't wait - I am with Rosered cables or lace

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love the way that the colourway changes at the toes with the decreases. Yes another Nancy Bush pattern to try.

Anonymous said...

they look FANTASTIC! love the dutch heel, i must try that one. and its good to know that pattern works with colourful yarn. yay for the PSC. im with you on that for next year!

bells said...

lyn they look SO good! I've never done that pattern for me - only for Sean - but I think next time I'm looking for a plain sock for busy yarn, that'll be my choice for me. Fabulous! The heel looks wonderful!