Monday, October 1, 2007

Oriel Lace Socks

Remember this yarn?

Of course you do, how could you forget it? It's a hank of Hand Dyed Herb Green, purchased from the fabulous Blackthorne Fibers. Fingering weight superwash merino, just to die (dye?) for.

I finally felt like my sock-knitting skills were worthy of such wonderful stuff, so I've been working on a pair of toe-up socks from Sensational Knitted Socks, in the Oriel Lace pattern. They're a challenging knit, but I just keep putting in lifelines and persevering. I'm working with size 0 Addi Bamboo needles and to tell the truth they're flying right along.

Here are the toes being modeled, complete with the Teva Tan:

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If you look closely, you can see that the heel flaps are both done. I took this picture just before I turned the heels.

And here's a detail shot of the lace pattern:

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What can I say about this yarn? It's soft and sproingy, it just glides on and off of the needles. I love it to death, and I can't wait to finish these so I can wear them.

Tonight I'll pick up stitches and start the gussets... wish me luck!

1 comment:

essjay said...

They are looking absolutley fabulous! The colors are just lushious!