Pat's Knitting and Quilting
March 16, 2009
I had so much fun making these socks! It is VERY easy to spit splice any Noro yarn - I did it for a Noro Silk Garden pullover once upon a time, so the front, back and arm stripes would all match - I'm definitely a striping perfectionist - it adds a fun little challenge to these projects.
As for Noro Sock yarn itself...The colors couldn't be more vibrant and beautiful, BUT it felt like I was knitting with spun sandpaper - very crispy/crunchy/scratchy yarn! The good news is I will probably have the softest feet in town after they've been exfoliated with these socks all day!
Pattern: Annetrelac (download from IK) by Sandy Beadle from IK Holiday 2007
My Fearful Symmetry socks are progressing fantastically - I have learned SO much making these socks (it's been like a mini knitting class), from the Turkish cast on (have always done Judy's Magic), to an amazingly clever transition from flames to feline, and the best short row heel I've ever made. I love the way the chevron flames wrap part way around to the sole of the foot too - no line of demarcation visible from the top or side of the socks. Now I'm knitting the easy section, watching the tiger face develop - my biggest challenge at this point is - where to put the paw prints!