Monday, January 08, 2007

Socktopia

I've joined a new knit along called Socktopia. The premise of this knit along includes themes and prizes each month. At the beginning of the month a number of different themes will be names and members are tasked with knitting a pair of socks to fit one or more of the themes. There will be different prizes each month for various things. If you knit socks or just want to knit socks - check out the blog for details about joining. The themes to choose from for January are: 1. Celebrate Good Times, 2. Blue Monday, and 3. Snowflakes and Starry Skies.

I've chosen to work with theme number 3. I am going to try and knit all the socks for this knit along from yarn I already have stashed away. I went through my stash and found this nice variegated blue yarn at the bottom and thought it kind of looked like a blue starry sky. So once I had the yarn - I opened my stitch dictionaries and found a snowflake eyelet pattern! So I figured out how to translate the pattern to circular knitting and off I went.

I'm ready to begin the gusset on sock one. The pattern is easy and going pretty quick. I've made several little errors. Buy hey, snowflakes are supposed to be unique, so I'm not ready to frog yet. And if I do get them finished in enough time - I have another idea for one of the other themes.

This is the first time I've worked with this yarn, Special Blauband. I bought it at a LYS a long time ago and have never seen any more in the shop. I like the way it feels and it is knitting up great. Plus each little skein (I love the way these skeins are wound up!) came with matching reinforcing thread. SO hopefully I can make some progress on this over the weekend.

8 comments:

Bezzie said...

That's really cool! I've long wanted to translate some simple pattern to a sock pattern.

I love the richness of that blue.

Anonymous said...

i'm a big fan of that sock yarn brand. all the pairs i've knitted with it have been given away :(
can i ask, where/what book, is the stitch pattern from?

sgeddes said...

The stitch pattern is on page 248 of A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

My next picture of the socks will hopefully show the pattern better. I need to block them or put them on for the eyelets to show.

Zonda said...

Looking good so far!! I hope to start mine soon! :)

.: tani :. said...

i can't wait to see how the pattern turns out!

Bobbi said...

That yarn is beautiful, definitely has me thinking snowy winter nights.

Anonymous said...

I love the way the pattern works with this particular colorway! And it comes with reinforcing thread? That is so cool!

Margie said...

Unfortunately Special Blauband has been discontinued, so buy up any you see that you like at all. There will be no more. Jawoll also includes the reinforcing yarn in their skeins. I am working on a pair of mitered socks using LL and a single skein of the Special blauband.