Thursday, March 19, 2015

Slight change of plans

With four FOs off the needles this month, I've permitted myself to cast on something new... but only because with Dave's socks done, I needed a travel/lunch project.

So, I cast on for my Broken Seed Stitch socks
Eagle-eyed readers might be saying "Hey - that's not the yarn you said you were going to knit with." And they'd be right. I started the socks with the Berrocco Sox I brought back from Chicago, but I just didn't like the way it was looking. The yarn is actually a self-striper (which I didn't realize) and mixed with the natural Alley Cat, it was looking a little too Christmas-y for my taste.

So I frogged and went stash diving.
When I surfaced, I'd come up with this lovely rosey skein of Barn Cat. I knit a few rows and knew I'd made the right decision. I'm absolutely loving knitting this pattern so far. It's a little addicting - I keep saying, "Just one more row."
I love it so much, in fact, that I'm having a hard time deciding how long to make the legs. I normally prefer a short sock (between three and four  inches long in the leg)... but the pattern is just so pretty, I think I might just do six!

9 comments:

Knatolee said...

So purty!!

Bridget said...

Wow - I LOVE those socks! What a perfect match of yarn and pattern. :-)

Donna said...

Those really ARE pretty! Great color combination too. I can see how that can get addicting.

RobinH said...

Oh, now those are really gorgeous! I can see them moving up in my queue!

Araignee said...

Too fun! They will be fabulous!

Samantha said...

I love the look of it, and a pattern that would be interesting to knit two of!

Rachelle said...

You're right, that is very pretty!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Perfect combo - it's so pretty! I had to pick myself up off the floor though ... that looks like a full inch of ribbed cuff and now you're thinking about a six inch leg. Holy moley!

Chrisknits said...

Love the socks yarn!!! Hoping Stella is behaving when you get her back.