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May 27, 2010
Suri and Skew

I usually know exactly what I'm doing when I'm knitting socks - NOT this time! I blindly followed the directions putting all my faith in this math genius designer, and much of the time I had no idea what part of the sock I was working on or where the current section would end up in the final plan. It was fun to let go and enjoy this mystery construction and it all worked!

skew skew

Pattern: Skew by Lana Holden from Knitty Winter 2009
Yarn: 80 grams of Seacoast Handpainted Panda Sock (60% merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon) in Scarlet Letter colorway. Wonderful soft, shiny sock yarn!
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" 2.25 mm circular needle.
Mods: Are you kidding me? I followed this pattern EXACTLY as written!

skew

A close up of the "origami" heel

skew heel

These socks were fun all around and the fit is great!

I loved spinning this luxurious Fawn Suri Silk pencil roving from Hubbert Farms - it was such a silky, smooth fiber - I felt like I was spinning human hair...my own hair, since it is almost exactly the same color!

suri silk

Loosely spun and plied for lovely, shiny, drapey (is that a word?) 2 ply laceweight yarn.

suri silk

The halo of soft fiber on this yarn is incredible - here is a closer picture so you can get an idea of what it really looks like.

suri silk

I started Peacock Tail and Leaf by Nancy Bush from Knitted Lace of Estonia - it is so nice to have a lace project back on my needles!

peacock tail and leaf

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