Wednesday, 8 December 2010

WIP Wednesday: Socks

This week's work(s)-in-progress include a new pair of socks, and a slowly-progressing older pair of socks. First the new...

These are my Aphrodite socks which I'm knitting for the Ravelry Sock Knitters Anonymous SOCKDOWN Challenge November (I cast them on on November 30th so they will just scrape in if they are finished before the deadline).

I think this pattern (Aphrodite by Jeannie Cartmel) is stunning (and it's free too!). I'm knitting these in Trifle by CraftsMeow, the colour (Burgundy Cherry) is a lovely dark red, let down only slightly by a few odd-looking spots where the dye appears not to have taken very well (perhaps it was tied a bit tightly?).

And now the old...

I'm still plodding along on the second of my 'Hello October' colourwork socks. I'm about one round away from putting the waste yarn in for the heel and starting on the legs. I took these to the KnitCafe on Saturday and everyone was very nice about them. I'm not totally sold on the end result yet, but I'm pleased with the process - the jogless jogs look noticeably smoother as you get higher up the socks.

I think the two projects go well together - one mindless stockingette (but not for long) and one brain-eating chart :)


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