4.8.08

sprung

Spring Forward Socks

pattern: Spring forward
designer: Linda Welch
yarn: Koigu KPPPM in P90318
needles: Addi Turbos US size 1 (magic loop!)
modifications: knit a round toe as usual

I’ve been meaning to show you folks these socks for days now, but alas, I have been having some problems getting to you all. Comcast has decided to suck massive ass since Thursday and is barely giving us service. There’s a tiny window of like 5 minutes of service a day it seems. It’s not just us; it’s a problem with service in our entire area. No emails, no blogging, no Flickr. It’s immensely frustrating, but at least I’m not convulsing or experiencing the serious shakes yet, so I’m alright. I am really sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to your emails or communicate with any of you all. I swear I am not being a slacker. However, I also haven’t felt like hunting for internet in any of the local cafés, all of which say they do not provide wifi, but I see people checking their email and such on their laptops as they occupy their tables for hours. I’m lucky that it seems to be working for now and that I don’t have to resort to the café thing. I mean, hey, I do have some pretty neat socks to share with you, so you know….

I have to say, while my lifeline to the internet was interrupted, I actually did fun stuff. I went to the movies with my friend Beba on Saturday and saw The Wackness. It wasn’t hilariously funny, but it managed to keep you smiling the whole time. Afterwards, we had coffee and talked for a couple of hours about how much we both love The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, what an amazing writer Junot Diaz is, other great books we have read recently (we have both been devouring books lately), and of course, the book that ate the internet. Beba hasn’t read it, but her mother, who is a YA novelist herself, has read the whole series so far and is super-into them. I am thoroughly fascinated with how much interest that series has generated in a demographic that most people would never think would be so enthralled by what is essentially bad writing, but more on that later. (Or as they would say the 90s, that kind of writing is “mad corny” and only appeals to “herbs,” but then again, I guess I qualify as a "herb" - definition #7, that is.)

Spring Forward Socks

Oh yeah! Back to the socks! I like them. The pattern is one of those blissfully easy lacy patterns that you can almost knit blindfolded, and it’s pretty to boot. It knits up a little slouchy for my tastes. I can predict these won’t be fun to wear with my Wellies in the winter, but they’ll be perfect with other shoes or for just hanging out in the studio. For knitting the toe in the round, the only modification I made, I decreased two stitches in the center of the sole of the foot bringing the stitch total down to 64 before starting the toe decreases. I do so love a round toe. And can I tell you how much I love that Koigu? *swoon* Koigu is totally my go-to yarn. It never does me wrong, and I absolutely love this colorway. I think it works pretty well with the pattern, too.

Hope you guys had a great weekend and that your week is off to a fabulous start. I’ll try to pop by again during the week, conditions permitting.

5 comments:

Specs said...

Oh noes! No internet? How awful.

Nice socks though. I, too, am finding that socks can't go wrong with Koigu. So, so pretty, that yarn.

craftoholic said...

Ah, really, I had sworn off knitting socks. I mean, I have more than I wear, and there's so much else to make. But you with your lovely yarn and gorgeous photography and links to more pretty yarn are making me want to pick up those tiny dpn's again. Those socks are beautiful!!!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Fantastic! I love how this pattern seems to morph depending on the yarn used--I did mine in STr and they look completely different.

tiennie said...

Those are beautiful! Love love love the color!

ossianknits said...

The socks are very lovely, and the colour is amazing.


Re: the book that ate the internet. Everyone seems to hate the new one. It wasn't what I expected, but I enjoyed it. If only someone would take up knitting in it :)

Silly internet fro not working...