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July 02, 2005

gone with the flow

GWtF

I had finally finished these last week, but only had time this morning to take a picture.

For the record: These are more or less the Go With the Flow socks from the Summer 2005 issue of Interweave Knits. They're knit from Koigu P107.

The changes I made: cast on 72 stitches (two extra pattern repeats); cast on and purl first round with US2s before switching to US1s; short row heel and toe.

Molly, move!

It took a few tries to get a useable picture.

[Molly, move. Move. Move! Molly, out of the way! Move! Molly, MOVE! (click) Dammit.]

Sock_yarn2

I am still acquiring sock yarn; this time from The KnittingZone.

My intention was to buy the Regia Strato Color (5747) pictured in the middle. But, I couldn't buy just one skein of yarn, so I decided to try out some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (14ns Denim).

Unfortunately, I messed up and only bought one skein of the Lorna's Laces.

When my order arrived and I realized my mistake, I was forced to order another skein. And or course, I couldn't order just one skein of yarn, could I? So, I used the opportunity to order more Cherry Tree Hill SuperSock (Serengeti).

After this second order, Mary from The KnittingZone was kind enough to email and check to make sure that I only wanted one skein of the Lorna's Laces; because, you know, it takes two skeins to make a pair a socks. Oh well, good thing that she didn't ask before the first order, because then I wouldn't have another new skein of CTH to play with.

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Comments

your socks turned out to be very pretty. and your short row heel looks wonderful. mine always look a bit wobbly.

Posted by: marti at Jul 2, 2005 9:54:37 PM

I like your yarn-buying logic! I can never buy just one skein of anything either. BTW, the "Flow" socks look great. Good on you! :)

Posted by: Jeri at Jul 3, 2005 6:03:23 AM

very nice pair of socks! They look lovely... did you manage one skein per sock or did you need a third? (I have two skeins of kpppm for Mom socks, and I am wondering how short they will need to be. socklettes? toe warmers?)

Posted by: chelsea at Jul 3, 2005 8:11:21 AM

You know that the path to SABLE overload is paved with such intentions. . .
But your socks are inspiring. I know in my overflowing Rubbermaid bin of sock yarn I have some skeins that would make lovely go-with-the-flows, hopefully as lovely as yours.

Posted by: julia fc at Jul 3, 2005 10:39:14 AM

Those socks look great!! My kitty does everything she CAN to get up in all of my pics!!!! {{sigh}} But I totally agree with marti -- those short row heels look PERFECT! I wish mine did :(

Posted by: Lara at Jul 3, 2005 3:10:07 PM

Beautiful socks! I know what you mean about "buying just one skein." Every time I leave the house hubby would say, "Are you going to buy anything?" I'd say, "Maybe one skein." hehehe. Glad to have found your blog! It's fun to read!

Posted by: Mel at Jul 7, 2005 7:07:49 AM

Beautiful socks Michelle. I love those koigu colors!

Posted by: MJ at Jul 7, 2005 3:47:19 PM

I rediscovered your knitting blog today while sitting at my desk listening in on a long-winded person monopolizing a conference call! This is a well-designed blog and really enjoyable. I was taken by your visit to the Folk Life Festival which I love to attend when I can. Visiting DC from New Hampshire at that time of year seems mad! Anyway, I saw your "Go with the flow socks" and ran right up and found the Interweave Knits in the basket and took a second look at those socks. I will run down to Harrisville Designs tomorrow morning, get enough of one color (many of my socks are weird combos of not-quite-enough-of-this-so-I’ll-mix-with-some-of-that) and start knitting. Thanks for the suggestion to increase the cast on. I’ve been knitting for over 40 years, spin some, dye some, weave a lot, sew now and then, but mostly I love to knit and learn to do something new! THANKS!

Posted by: Anne at Jul 8, 2005 7:37:56 PM

I love this colour and design. pretty lovely.

Posted by: emiko at Jul 17, 2005 6:56:36 AM