Monday, August 1, 2011
July Prime Time
I finished several pairs of socks in July, but this was by far my favorite. The pattern is Cowasocky by Leslie Comstock and is due out soon. The design is done in intarsia in the round, knit around then purled back. I don't think I've ever had this much fun knitting a pair of socks before. I'm not much of a toe-socks fan - but my daughter nabbed these quickly!
Knit in about 350 yards of Panda Silk in Jet Black and Natural - the pink udders (or sock toes) were dyed bits of the natural. I actually ran short of the dyed yarn on the last of the toes and had to make more pink. Luckily I had saved the mixture, but messed up the dyeing. The first pink was too light, the second was too dark, but the third pink was JUST RIGHT (well, close enough!)