Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring Clean and odd socks

Did you ever just decide to Spring Clean and declutter? Well that is why the change to the blog. A change is needed, a decluttering or shedding of the old and fresh start for the new Spring. And I didn't save the old one so I wouldn't be tempted to change back.

My knitting has been eclectic and odd lately, lots of new starts and little actual finishing. Sock Innovation is an interesting book with fabulous patterns. Kai-Mei was the first of many I will be knitting. My first sock of these has a few minor mistakes which I am not going back to correct. I will strive to do better on the next and appreciate all the new architecture of socks that it brought to me while knitting it.

The yarn is Mama Blue Troika Sock in Nickel



And talking of Eclectic I also knit the first of an old Eclectic Sole favourite: Rivendell.

This sock is knitted in Macyarns Iona Sport Sock yarn in Jasmine

Both the yarns are a Merino/Cashmere/Nylon base which I love knitting with, and wearing.

10 comments:

Zonda said...

Gorgeous socks!! I've yet to knit with my MCN...eeek!

Jean said...

I found the Sock Innovations book today at the Barnes and Noble (it's a really big book store with all kinds of hard to find books). It even has Marie Claire (in french) every once in awhile. Your new format is a fresh approach.

celadon2 said...

Great socks Gilraen. Looking forward to the Cookie A book coming through the door at some point.

tiennie said...

These are really gorgeous!

Lin said...

There are so many sock books I want to get! Yours are so nice.

sussexyorkie said...

Very nice, both socks but I love the colour of the Kai-Mei.

K @ Tidewater Knits said...

Beautiful socks. Looove the colour of the first ones.

Anni said...

Gorgeous socks. I@ve got that book on order. Don't very often get time to knit designs from books though.

Kathleen Taylor said...

ooooohhhhhhh.....great socks! My copy of Sock Innovations is on the way. I can't wait for it to arrive.

Fiona said...

Beautiful socks. They're stunning and the yarn is lovely.