Thursday, October 19, 2006

Columbine Peak Socks finished!

I finished my Columbine Peak socks last night. I just love everything about them - the yarn (Lorna's Laces in Chocolate), the pattern (Columbine Peak from Socks Soar on Two Circs), the fit (especially the ribbing down the instep). Wonderful socks.

Columbine Peak

I cast on for my second Jaywalker sock last night. I'm not terribly excited about it but I want to finish the second sock. I might like them better over time. That does happen sometimes. Part of the problem now is that going from Lorna's Laces to Regia is such a let down. I've always liked Regia. In fact one of my favorite plain vanilla socks is knit from Regia. But knitting with Lorna's Laces is such a joy and using the Regia now feels so rough. I'm hoping to finish it in a week so I can say I completed two pairs of socks for Socktoberfest.

On my feet today ... my Blueberry Waffle socks. This is one of the first pair of socks I ever knit. It's some Opal colorway. They sat in a drawer for years without being worn. I just pulled them out a month ago and wondered why they had been languishing there. They're a fine pair of socks. They fit well and they were knit well. They're quite serviceable as socks and they've been added to the rotation.
Blueberry Waffles