Cleopatra's Stocking

Although I've belonged to the Rocking Sock Club since January this is the first pattern I've knitted - but not in the club yarn. I used Colinette's Jitterbug in colour 161, Oyster Blush.

The pattern is designed by Yarnissima and is written toe-up - my favourite and I used my usual short row heel.

Most of the socks I've knitted have been in stocking stitch using the many variegated yarns to make the pattern but this one caught my fancy and I love it in this almost- uni- colour. I think if I knit this again - and I probably will - I'll adjust the pattern so that the points of the diamond zig-zags meet at the sides. Well, I might....

Next on my list of socks to do is one from the "Summer Pick 'n' Mix Socks" from Probably Jane.

Here is a peep at the shawl I'm test knitting for Laura Patterson. I'm using Poshyarn Cecilia in a lovely rich ruby red with Japanese Toho size 8 seed beads in a dark copper metallic colour from Beads Direct (thanks Clarabelle) and thanks to them for a very fast service to France - three days from ordering to receiving.

And some fabulous Fleece Artist BFL 2/8 in colour Earth - a gorgeous colour but difficult to photo accurately. The navy is actually black but all the shades are very soft.
And it arrived in just four days from Red Bird Knits - great service.

I'm going to knit another Tempest although I don't know what yarn I'll stripe it with, perhaps I'll find something at the I-Knit day in September. I can't wait!! It's been ages since I chose yarn in person.


Kai said...

Ohh love the sock and I think a Uni for that pattern was a great choice. The shawl looks fabby in that colour. :)

I love the Fleece Artist... wow to the colours.

gilraen said...

Womderful socks!! And Lace and yarn :)

kim said...

Gorgeous socks! The yarn color compliments the pattern perfectly! The shawl is beautiful as well.

KnitYoga said...

Love the socks and the test knit shawl looks very intereseting.

Kathryn, I just saw your comments on my blog and have also sent you a message via Ravelry offering to send the ELCS PDF directly to you. Sorry you can't open it. There don't seem to be any problems from this end that would cause it not to open and you're the first person to say they've had a problem. Please can you keep me informed.

Probably Jane said...

A feast for the eyes as usual, Kathryn. I do agree with your choice of yarn for Cleopatra's stocking.

I'm looking forward to seeing your choice from the Pick 'n' Mix!

Laura said...

Oooh. I *love* the red you're doing your shawl in! The socks and fleece are awesome, too. :-)

Aknita said...

What lovely socks, and I love the yarn you chose.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished shawl.

Soo said...

I love the red of your shawl!!