Thursday, April 12, 2007

Seizing the Sock Mojo

A nasty cold has hampered me this week, but even so, I decided I must seize the sock mojo. I finally thought I had a sock success but then I realized that I was using up yarn at an alarming rate. I was forced to come to the conclusion that I would have to either make a shorter cuff than I wanted or start over with a less tight pattern so I could use fewer stitches. I decided to move on to a different sock altogether. I needed sock success. I am not far along, but I have a lot of this Tofutsies yarn (skein of over 400 yds), and I cast on more than my usual number of stitches (66 as opposed to 56 or 60 on size 1 needles) as I chose another cable-rib combination.

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Cable 4.11 from Harmony Guides, 220 Aran Patterns for Knitting

I'm really liking this braided cable combined with a single knit rib. The size looks good so far, and I know there is enough yarn. I really like the soft feminine pinks and whites with the cable-rib that in a darker color could be used for a man's sock. I am hoping for a success here, and the Tofutsies yarn is light enough that there should be weather here cool enough for these socks before next November. It is knitting up well for me on size one needles.

I'd say more, but Blogger is going to shut down for a scheduled outage, and I'm running out of time! "We need warp power, Scottie!"

May the knitting mojo be with you!

14 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, I like that a LOT. Hmm. I have that book. I have some Tofutsies. Hmm....

Marsha said...

I love that sock! Can't wait to see it finished. May the 'mojo' be with you!!

Twisted Knitter said...

I love that braided cable. I hear you about needing some sock success! :-)

Wishing a quick recovery from your cold!

Anonymous said...

I like the pattern and the color. Looks good!

JayJay said...

I hope you feel better soon! I love the color and the pattern for that sock. I agree that sometimes you just want a pattern that's going to work with no issues.

I'm glad that the tiki mugs have granted your mojo back. If you happen to see my knitting mojo out wandering around, please send it back my way. ;)

Lorraine said...

Brenda- When all else fails, cast on another project. Works every time.

Very springy and feminine. May you get them done at warp speed.

Alison said...

Ooo, I love that color! It does look really nice with the braided cable.

Kristy said...

Oh, that's really pretty! Great color, great pattern :)

Jen said...

That yarn and pattern makes such a nice combo. I am afraid that I am going to have to steal your sock! :)

Have a good weekend!

Shelley said...

Pretty socks - love the colour of it too!

nova said...

That is one sweet stitch pattern, I like it!

Brigitte said...

Oh, I love it! Such a beautiful colour. I wish I wasn't such a dork at knitting socks from the top down...

jae said...

I love that combination of stitch pattern and colors. Beautiful! I hope you get well soon.

paula said...

Pretty yarn and pattern. Those will be nice sockies