Posts tagged ‘azure socks’
So, we’re gonna ride right on past the part where I apologize for not blogging for 3 months, and get straight to the point.
This point comes in, like, 4 bullet points:
- I recently bought 4 skeins of Malabrigo sock. (One is already spoken for – I bought it with a project in mind, so it is not eligible in this poll. I’ll post pictures of the eligible ones at the bottom.)
- I WILL BE RESTARTING THE AZURES SOMETIME SOON.
- I will not be using the Araucania Ranco I used before, even though I unraveled it all and it’s in 2 separate balls already. (I think it has a different destiny.)
- I want to use one of the 3 eligible Malabrigo Sock skeins for the Azures.
The one skein that is spoken for is in Tiziano Red. Oh lordy, it is GORGEOUS. I’m going to use it to make another set of my Untitled Mitts.
So, on to the poll! The 3 skeins I have available are Turner, Stonechat, and Impressionist Sky.
Each colorway is gorgeous and would make an amazing pair of socks (and probably will someday) but I can’t decide!
Personally, I am leaning towards Turner. BUT. “Azure” means blue, so Impressionist Sky is a close second.
HERE COMES YOUR PART. Vote in this handy-dandy little poll for which colorway YOU think I should use. I can’t guarantee I’ll go with the results of the poll, but let’s just see what happens.
And lastly, I designed the Firebending Hat. Pattern forthcoming.
Taking the results of yesterday’s poll into consideration, here’s what I did today.
With the help of my dear friend Christina Marie, I turned this:
THE OFFENSIVE AZURE SOCKS ARE NO MORE!
I have decided to completely start the pattern over. I’m going to swatch again, and probably go up a needle size. I will definitely update on my progress as I attempt to finally conquer My Knitting Everest.
So, I have this problem.
My Azure Socks have been in Time Out since September 2008, when they offended me greatly by not fitting my foot after I’d put in countless hours of work on them, complete with false starts, ripping out, and tears of frustration.
I have come to the point in my knitting career (I don’t know if that’s the exact word I want, but it’s what we’re gonna go with for now.) where I feel like I can pick them up and deal with them like a Mature, Accomplished Sock Knitter. They have had time to think about what they’ve done, and I’ve had time to deal with the pain associated with them. I feel like I’m ready to try and finish them.
The pattern is literally my favorite sock pattern EVER, and I’ve always said that finishing them would be My Knitting Everest. I think I’m ready to start climbing again.
ALL THAT BEING SAID, I have this dilemma. I want to just pick them up and rip out the heel and go from there. I don’t know how easy that’s going to be, so I have been contemplating ripping them out entirely and starting from scratch.
If you read this and feel strongly either way, please weigh in on this matter. I have NO IDEA what I’m going to do, and I want opinions. THANKS!
I had a BREAKDOWN THIS AFTERNOON. I jinxed the Azure socks. I JINXED THE SHIT OUT OF THEM.
They don’t fit over my ginormous heel.
Apparently, I have a very high instep and need to rip them out. (According to an overbearing woman at the yarn store.)
Meet my Azure Socks, everyone!
This is the 8th attempt at these socks. If you remember, I started them in May, and then ripped them out twice over the course of one weekend in Texas. (Okay, so maybe it isn’t actually the 8th attempt, but it’s at least the 5th or 6th.)
Now, I have 2 heels, and just have to do the leg and cuff. VICTORY!
I am in love with them. I also have the urge to knit EVERYTHING with Ranco. I cannot believe how beautiful it is. The colors are glorious and look beautiful together. I was expecting stripes, but the distribution of the colors is amazing and I’m glad it is variegated, rather than striped.
The pictures aren’t that great, BUT. The socks themselves are amazing and coming along nicely.
So, I am devoting all my knitting attention to these socks at the moment, but I do have other things that I need to finish:
- Phineas socks for my dear sister Kathryn
- Marie Club socks for me
- Mardi Gras socks for me
- Jayne Cobb Hat for either me, Jessica, or Jonnie
And then LOTS of things that I WANT to knit, but haven’t started yet:
- Red cardigan (Cascade 220)
- Various Market Bags
- Classroom Sweater (Berrocco Alpaca and Undecided variegated yarn)
I’ve been seeing a lot of cardigans on Ravelry that I want to knit, but they all involve seaming. Curses! I could probably adapt the pattern for raglan sleeves, but we’ll see.
Still in love.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO KNIT WHILE WATCHING SYTYCD.
I swatched for my Azure sock(s) last night, and I almost got gauge, so I decided to cast on tonight anyway.
First of all, the cast on (Magic Cast On) is REALLY DIFFICULT! It took me 3 tries to wrap my head around it, and once I did (the 4th time) then I did the increases wrong, and had two huge holes in the toe. It just wasn’t coming together. Woe.
I blame the dancing. (OR THE MOLE!)
(Also, I have pictures of things, but don’t have the time to upload them now.)