Monday, June 17, 2013

Seeing the unseeable stripes

Didn't we just have this contrast problem, when I was knitting the Sunshine and Bubblegum socks?

I swear this sock has stripes - there are a ton of yarn tails hanging out of the top to prove it - but they're almost impossible to see.  It's like a sepia photograph where the edges are starting to blur with time.

They are slightly more visible with the heel turned.  Slightly.

Anyway they don't look awful, which would be worse than looking invisible: the socks will be long enough thanks to the additional yardage, and that was the point of patching two colours into one project.

I wish I could photograph the feel of this sock fabric.  I can't even think of anything to compare it to except maybe a particularly hardy mitten?  but even then, I've never had a mitten so tough and so softly floppy, simultaneously.  And dense!  These are going to be seriously warm socks.

I can hardly believe I'm going to have enough pairs of them to stay toasty all through next winter without rationing, but I'm pretty sure I bought enough boot sock yarn for six pairs and I had a pair or two left over from last summer's knitting.  Plus yarn for still another pair left over from last summer's not knitting.  As long as I wash the boot socks every five days or so - gotta leave time for drying - I shouldn't run out at all.

Of course, there's always the risk that I will anyway, so I'm thinking I should plan right now to go to the Kitchener-Waterloo yarn sale in September, to buy more of Silvia's amazing yarn.

I had a super knitty weekend and still didn't manage to start any of the hats that are weighing on my creative conscience.  Thought of an idea for yet another though.  Wonder whether even one of them will make it onto the needles this week?  Maybe I should set that as this week's personal goal.

Or... I could just knit socks.  H'mmmmm.

(you know I'm totally going to try to do both.  what are you going to try to do?)


Leslie said...

I'm going to try to get the main body of the baby blanket I'm knitting finished...I'm at the point that I'm "forcing" 30 minutes a day on least the baby isn't due until September!

Mary Keenan said...

My summer neighbours have a new baby coming very soon so I guess it's lucky I'm not thinking baby blanket for *them* ;^) 30 minutes a day ought to build a very nice blanket though - and you know they (and the baby) will appreciate it hugely!

Trish said...

I'm pushing hard on the end of year knitting for a teacher at school. It's getting close! Then I have to decide - beach coverup for me or baby blanket that needs to be ready in July...

Mary Keenan said...

Okay, now I'm definitely feeling the baby blanket guilt ;^)