Wednesday, January 13, 2010

{Red Dwarf Socks}

Anyone remember this sweater that I recycled, and was going to become a different sweater but instead became an epic failure? (in my defense, I had no clue what I was doing and didn't follow a pattern. Yeah. I know. lol).

This soft fuzzy angora blend yarn has been sitting in my stash since almost the conception of my blog and now it's being it's being reincarnated a second time. This time: socks! I cast on my Red Dwarf Socks last weekend and have only had time (or energy) to do a few rows each night. The repeat pattern is super easy to remember and I love that the pattern is written for toe up on two circular needles, since that's my preferred sock method thus far. I'll still have to figure out how to alter patterns to be able to do them that way if they aren't written from the toe up. Can't be that hard, can it? hehe

Here's what sock 1 looks like so far:

The pattern in this yarn isn't as pronounced as in the pattern's picture, but I still think it makes a pretty little detail. I don't think I'm going to do the pattern again on the back of the socks once I'm up on the leg as the pattern calls for. I'm thinking instead I'll just do ribbing around the back for a better fit because the yarn doesn't have a lot of elasticity.


  1. Very nice sock! The yarn looks so soft! I noticed a new feature on your blog today, that I hadn't seen before: In the left column you have Works in progress, with little percentage bars underneath them. How do you do that? I want that too on my blog :)

    Hugs / Jenny

  2. After being too busy to read blogs for a little while, I just dropped in and saw your last 4 posts all at once. I think your sweater looks great! I can't believe you knit and finished it so quickly. I think that you, as the knitter, is the only one who is going to notice any imperfections. It's hard to believe that was your first sweater! As far as info on fitting shoulders, I took a class from Nancy Wiseman who teaches finishing techniques that you do from the right-side out. If you are interested I'm sure all the same info would be in her book: The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques.
    That being said, I think the post-project let down is normal too. After we put so much energy into a project, it's only natural to feel that way when it's over. But I bet you won't feel that way as much with your next sweater now that you have one under your belt.
    Congrats on a beautiful project.

  3. I love those socks! The yarn looks so soft and cozy! How nice to be able work with such nice yarn!

  4. I think those socks will turn out really well. The pattern stands out enough to be noticed but it's still soft-edged and very fuzzy and lovely looking. Can't wait to see the final product. Plus, those are some very beautiful stitch markers you have! Love them!

  5. I think the yarn works really well for that pattern. It's soft enough to look very ethereal and I don't mind at all that it's not so pronounced. I think it sticks out just the right amount! Good luck on those.
    Also, your stitch markers are really gorgeous! Where did you get them? They look so pretty against that yarn, too.

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