|Pink Surprise Sock|
Lately I have been working in the clay studio all day long. By the time I clean up and cook dinner, I'm too tired to think about complicated lace patterns. I do love to knit in the evening while watching old reruns on the tv. No chart, no instructions, no reading. So that leaves plain old socks. I have duckling feet. Short, but wide. The advantage of this is it doesn't take long to knit a pair of socks and not as much yardage. I love knitting with Koigu and Shibui yarns. I still need two skeins of these yarns to make a pair, but I end up with enough to knit up toes and heels and mixed with just one new skein I have another pair of socks. The possibilities are endless. With a basic toe up sock pattern and a stripey pattern, I can knit away. I actually find the stockinette stitch very soothing. I love the idea of having only a neutral color showing, but when I take off my shoes there's a shocking shade of pink. Or this subtle shade of turquoise, stippled as if a painting. I paddle about on my duckling feet comforted by this little secret splash of color about my toes.
|Turquoise Sky Socks|
|Toe up ending with simple double eyelet rib|
For my simple Turquoise Sky Socks I started with a basic toe up pattern. I had a full skein of the flax in Patons Kroy Socks and a bit of Patons Kroy Socks FX in Camo. I used only the blue to gray part for the toes. Once I had done all the increases I needed (for me, 60 stitches total) I started with the flax and went on up ending with 24 rows of double eyelet rib. This yarn washes up to a soft bloom. I love these socks. It reminds me of our summer days of gray fog in the morning and just a peek of turquoise sky in the afternoon.