Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Gifted sock yarn socks # 4


These are the Sockamania Club socks "Celebration" for May 2008. I made them with sock yarn I've got as a B-day gift back in November. I like the colorway, which is called "Honeypot", but the yarn was faulty.Throughout the skein, every few yards, there was a frayed spot like that, sometimes even worse than that. But being a merino sock yarn, it was nice to knit with, and surprised me quite a bit, because looking at the skein before knitting, I was underwhelmed by the color. I don't buy merino sock yarn for knitting socks myself, they just don't last long for the effort. But I like it to knit lace with it. This time I thought, what the heck, it's only 310yds, and I can't get any more of it, so socks it will be.
I first tried to knit the "Firestarter" sock with this yarn, but gave up. It sat on the coffee table for a while, and even thought this is a cable pattern, I think it's O.K.

My creation

pattern: Celebration by Anni Design, May 2008

yarn: Lucy Neatby's Celestial merino sock yarn, colorway "honeypot", 100g/310yds, 100% merino (don't know if superwash), got it from my DD Hannah, bought in Halifax

needles: 2.5mm DP

size: 10 1/4 for myself

start-finish: May 1 - 5

15 comments:

Maggie said...

I live in Halifax and have used it before. It is superwash, but will shrink a little in the dryer. Mine have lasted me for a year and a half now!

lexa said...

They're very pretty!

2paw said...

The socks turned out beautifully, they look much nicer knitted up than the wool did just sitting there!!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Boy, I had forgotten all about sockamania. That was a great pattern choice for the yarn - but what a bummer seeing those frayed spots. Very disconcerting for as you mention merino wool isn't the most durable to begin with. Those better just be used for house socks - but they sure came out great. Love the chocolately brown color.

Mariella said...

Those socks are more than OK - they're great! Love the colorway.

Carrie K said...

The pattern looks really good with that yarn! It pops enough to see the cables. Nice looking sokcs. I'm glad it was easy to knit because that fraying would defintely put me off.

Hege said...

The color is beautiful!
Maybe I should give merino sock yarn a try...)

shannon said...

too bad about the yarn being a bit frayed at spots, but the socks turned out rather lovely. i do like the color, too. kind of subdued, but they really allow you to see the stitch pattern.

another job well done.

Tanja said...

Wunderschön, Monika - ich brauche dringend auch mal ein paar gemäßigte Socken. Aber die mag ich halt so überhaupt nicht stricken...

Liebe Grüße
Tanja

T-Mom said...

So, Monika, do you ever get tired of me commenting "Oh, Wow, How beautiful!!" ;-)

Tracy said...

They look great babe! I agree they turned out much better than I would have guessed by the look of that skein. Guess Hannah knows how to pick 'em.

Susanne said...

Liebe Monika,
wenige Tage sind vergangen und bei Dir sind schon wieder sooo viele Neuigkeiten zu entdecken! Schön ist das, ich freu mich immer, wenn ich Dich besuche.
Erstmal eine dicke virtuelle Umarmung für Sam, das Geburtstagskind. Süße Bilder von ihm als Hundebaby sind das.
Deine fruit socks sind great, was für eine super Idee! Das merk ich mir.
Dein Schal wird wieder umwerfend, das kann man jetzt schon erkennen und die Socken sind mal weider wahre Kunstwerke. Du hast wirklich was los, wie wir hier bei uns sagen. Du bist eine echte Strickkünstlerin, Monika. Ich ziehe meinen Hut vor Dir.
Viele liebe Grüße aus Germany
Susanne

Kris said...

I love the color of the socks and the pattern is lovely to. That's a shame about the frayed spots.

Hannahknits said...

The socks turned out nice! Lovely yarn and colors.

Violiknit said...

Very pretty socks! Sorry about the frayed bits in the yarn; I never know whether to trim them or shove them through...