But the socks....these are Rivendell from the hard to find Eclectic Sole byJanel Laidman. It was restocking almost everywhere I tried to buy it except from Paradise fibers who really have an excellent selection of sock books.
I'm enjoying a spell of using solid or semi-solid yarns and letting the sock pattern do the talking. Quite a change from my usual approach of speed first. I've posted pics of these before but not since they've been absolutely finished, so I am including them now.
I had to slightly modify the pattern because I wanted to do toe-ups. After several false starts I decided my charting techniques weren't up to reversing the lovely flowery thingy in the middle so mine is actually upside down. Otherwise it just looked messy - you can see a pic of the mess in this post. I had to start over.
And I'm pleased with it now.
Oh yes, the yarn. Colinette Jitterbug #Wasabi Squeeze, 2.5mm Addi circs. Toe-up.
And a wip - and with this one the yarn is definitely talking - shouting
It's Fyberspates Echo, a
I started with 2.25 circ and about 5" after the heel, changed to Addi 2.5mm and then began increasing until it was right for my knee. It will have a bit of rib and I hope that will be enough to keep them up. I've never knitted such long socks before so I'll have to wait and see.
I hadn't heard anything about these Addi Click interchangeable Turbos that I saw at Knit-O-Matic - not available yet but to preorder and available soon! Not that I need - or can afford - any more interchangeables. But they are Addis ... And it'll be nice for people who haven't got any interchangeables to have another choice. And they are Addis...
You can tell I love them already!