25.3.09

idling... happily

spring socks

pattern: a super simple basic sock in stockinette with a k2p2 cuff knit over 64 stitches with a standard flap heel and round toe
designer: anyone who has ever knit a sock
yarn: Madeline Tosh Sock in Beach Towel
needles: Addi Turbos US size#1

While I (im)patiently wait for the yarn I ordered for the crocheted potholder swap to get here, I feel the need to finish off a few projects that have been languishing on the needles for a bit now so that once it gets here, it will be a crochet-partay 24/7. (Whew! That said....) These totally basic socks were a joy to knit in this super-sweet colorway. It was just the jolt of color that I've needed for a while now! I think I have fallen deeply in love with Madeline Tosh yarns. The base is so squishy and fabulous, and the colors are so very pretty - my favorite qualities in a yarn.

I think these might be my favorite pair of socks right now. I could have made them a little bit longer in the cuff, though. I wasn't quite sure how much I could get out of the yardage, but I had quite a bit of yarn leftover. 395 yards is more than enough for 9 inch cuffs. I'm used to working with Koigu, which means less yarn and shorter cuffs, but this is good to know for the future. Especially since I may have acquired a few more skeins of MadTosh Sock. Yeah, told ya I was smitten. I went into a frenzy at The Purl Diva and The Backwards Loop. It's as dense as the Koigu, comes in a gorgeous array of colors, and is less expensive. I'm in lurve - big time.

By the way, I think I have coined a more fanciful term for a Round Toe. From now on, I am calling it the "Kitchener-Free Kitteh Sphincter." Catchy, no?

7 comments:

Kate said...

Hehe, great name for the round toe!

Pants said...

These are beauts M. I'm so excited to try my madtosh sock. Also, I vote for "kitchener free kitteh stink star"

tiennie said...

Those are such awesome socks! I really like how that round toe came out and the renaming of them too. :)

grumperina said...

First, I would like to know if I may join your crochet-partay 24/7? Second, I love the colors of this yarn. Perfect combination of blues and pinks and reds...

Sonia said...

I think you've hit the nail on the head with that toe name! I am laughing so hard right now!

Also, glad to hear good things about the MadTosh sock yarn. I just bought my first skein!

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

Yes, you have named it well, my friend. And I am loving your socks, they are so cheery!!

lisette said...

Real nice blog and I love the socks!