Friday, October 28, 2011


There is something so satisfying about making socks. Whenever I get bored with another project I pick up the sock knitting. I can knock out a sock in about five hours. They make useful gifts, and Christmas is coming. Some knitters like to use solid colors and make cable or lace socks. I have done that, but I get easily bored with the same color. I prefer to use a plain sock pattern (which I have memorized, but if you care to use it yourself you will find mine HERE).

I absolutely love the plied yarns that blend two or three colors together so that the overall hue changes slowly. One of the first of these to come out was Mexican Wave, a sport weight acrylic that was a terrible yarn but had gorgeous colors. Noro yarns had corner on the market for a while with their (rather pricey) worsted weight yarns, but the sock yarn was somewhat disappointing, at least in my experience. In the last five years many other wonderful sock yarns have been manufactured.

The socks that I just finished are made from some leftover Jojoland "Melody" from the Haruni shawl, previous post HERE. They were a joy to knit, and I can rest confident that the intended recipient of these socks does not read my blog.