Thursday, June 21, 2007

Good Sockage

SOS started at 5:01 this morning. I was still turning over in my bed all comfy cozy at that time, although I'll admit that if it hard started at midnight I would have cast-on socks.

On the way out this morning, I grabbed a skein of Sundara Sock and a skein of Regia Cotton Color planning to make my decision on one of my breaks. When you narrow your options it's interesting how quickly a choice can be made. It took minutes.

Sundara Sock + Cascading Leaves = Sock Heaven!

The pattern is from the Townsend Sock KAL. I've been a member of this kal for at least two years and have yet to knit any of the socks. Cascading Leaves is an easily memorized 8-row repeat that is addictive.

I originally purchased the yarn with this pattern in mind and never got around to starting it. I'm still a little leary about the yardage though. The ball seems to be disappearing at an alarming rate. These are for mom who likes her socks much shorter than mine so there's probably more than enough yarn and I'm just being a little paranoid. I'm more comfortable in about the 200 yard per foot range.

Chatelaine is on the needles and I'm loving the addi Turbo Lace needles. I'm so glad that I waited the week it took them to get here. There's not much to see as I haven't completed the first repeat and already one thing is crystal clear. I cannot knit this pattern and watch interesting TV. Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes.


Octopus Knits said...

That's a lovely pattern -- your sock looks great so far!

Acornbud said...

That was the pattern that launched by sock knitting career! Love you choice of color and yarn.

Yarngineer said...

beautiful yarn and pattern combo. I think your mom will love the socks.