Thursday, June 29, 2006

Rockin Socks

Finally, I finished something. One Pomatomos in the can. So, I cast on the second sock, right? Not exactly. See, I had this idea . . . Pomatomos really isn't hard, but I did manage to screw it up several times because I didn't read the pattern. After the first repeat of Chart A, you have to rearrange the stitches on the needles, or else you'll break the rib. I wasn't paying attention - I was just sitting by the pool thinking how much hotter I would be if I were sitting in my lounge chair with wooly Icarus on my lap (yep, I'm very good a rationalizing my cheating ways) - I knit 4 rounds before I realized my rib was askew. Unknitting 4 rounds on 1's was so not fun. Then, in Chart B, I once again found myself daydreaming, something about falling asleep in Igloo maybe (did I mention that my central air is busted!!!!!!), and I screwed up bigtime again. But, I got through it, but I thought maybe I'd alternate with something a bit easier - tag team socks - cast on another sock, that's the answer -
So, I decided to cast on my Socks that Rock, to see what all the fuss is about. I had originally intended to knit Jaywalkers, but then I got nervous about the yarddage. The lightweight STR are only 360 yds (as opposed to the medium and heavyweight skeins that are 380 yds), so I decided to be conservative, and I cast on a Feather and Fan Sock from Socks Socks Socks.

So, have I figured out what the fuss is about? Dunno, the juries out. It definitely hasn't unseated Koigu in my mind, but the colorway is beautiful, and so are the other colorways on the website - but I thing that's the problem, I really don't like shopping for yarn online - I like to fondle the yarn, walk around the store with it, or have it just leap into my arms, and say knit me!

But, it is really soft - it doesn't have much twist, so it's almost silky. I'm thinking this is going to be one snuggly sock - just what I need in 100 degree weather with no air conditioner!

But, hopefully, this tag team sock smackdown will get me over that second sock syndrome - because just what I need in July is 2 pairs of wool socks.


Dorothy said...

Wool socks in July. Isn't that one everyone needs?

Lisa said...

Love the colorway on the STR. Atleast it looks like a nice cold bowl of sherbert...yum.

Theresa said...

Wool socks in June - really, who wouldn't? Can't wait to see the shawl when it returns - but stay cool!