Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Owls Aside




For now, at least, I have put aside Owls and mostly worked on other things. I will eventually make myself one of the sweaters and as soon as I know sizing I will be putting one more in my Christmas queue, but for today I have socks in progress.

Sock Knitters Anonymous on Ravelry has monthly projects. This month is mosaic and/or slipped stitch knitting. I have knit lace socks, plain socks, cabled socks but never a mosaic sock so I jumped right in and joined the party. For those of you not on Ravelry, Keep on Knitting in the Free World has made the charts of this month's mystery knit along available on her blog. It is very fitting for a mystery knit along to be called Miss Marple!

Jade Sapphire makes a sock yarn, and although it knits up very nicely and has great stitch definition it doesn't scream decadence when you wear it. Their Mongolian Cashmere 4ply however does!!! It is probably a little too delicate for hard wearing socks, but the halo and the hand make it hard to resist in a truffles and wine kind of way. :)

On a more serious note....today is Veteran's Day. Like many others, to those currently or previously in the military I must say Thank You!

~M

3 comments:

larascreations said...

Very cool mosaics they are too. I haven't knit any of that sort either but I think my queue is temporarily overflowing :-). Those JS socks look super decadent indeed! Your pattern?

Mary said...

The JS sock is an adaptation of Cross Country by Ingrid something I can't remember how to spell. Her blog is http://strickpraxis.wordpress.com/
and it is more of a choose your own adventure than a pattern.

Amanda said...

Luscious socks! I haven't done any mosaic knitting in socks. Is it difficult? Does it affect the fit of the sock?