Well, kinda, at least in sock version 🙂 I have to say, I love these socks but I still am not a fan of this yarn. I think if I would have used it for a scarf or a shawl it would have served me so much better. The color is stunning, it’s smooshy, but the stitch definition is not what I could hope for. That said I do love these socks, they were fun to knit (every other row is a knit row for those of you that love that) and there is no actual cabling. It’s all k2tog or slipped stitches. I know, a lot of you are trying to figure this out right now, but seriously, it’s brilliant for socks. (Also, please don’t notice, though I am totally now pointing it out to you, the difference in the cuff lengths. I have no idea what happened.)
Pattern: Froot Loops Socks
Yarn: J Knits Colorway “California” (how appropriate! And delish!)
Needles: US 1 circs
Mods: I added 1 extra pattern repeat to bring the st count to 70 since I was afraid of a lack of stretch. I didn’t need to, but I like it this way.
Verdict: Love 🙂
I think the end result is pretty nice and the yarn is just enough variegated that it adds interest with out detracting from the pattern to much.
I ended up keeping a shallow gusset because I like the instep pattern to come right to where the middle of my foot. I don’t like any stockingknit creeping up onto the top of the instep at all!
Second pair of socks finished this year & I might just be on another sock kick. It’s summer, I’m laid off and I have quite the sock yarn stash. Since I am off buying any new yarn I will knit what I have, which means most likely, socks.
I’d like to thank you all again for the wonderful response I got to my Cornrow Socks. I was a little overwhelmed by how nice the responce was. Especially for a sock I was just kind of making up as I went. 🙂 I would like you to know also that it is available as a direct download from Ravelry now thanks to my Dad for turning my pattern into a PDF (we have really old versions of word at our house apparently!).
In other news the Mr and I are joining his parents up at June Lake (up near Yosemite National Park) and I can’t wait. It’s a cabin right on the lake and there will be fishing! The FIL is actually thinking about renting a boat so I’m stoked!
Yesterday I met up with my friend Sophia and we had coffee, chatted excessively (which is the only kind of chatting I do), knit and cruised Main St in Ventura for a while. Silliness was to be had.
You all have a fantastic holiday weekend! I’m off to out fish the boys, knit, write, and enjoy some nature! (PS I’m now up to 125,000 words, another 100,000 words & I think this part – yes I did say ‘part’ which isn’t what I was planning on originally – will be done!)