Monday, March 23, 2009

Tickle Me Spring

This pair of socks knit up pretty quickly - I started them at a conference on 3/11 and finished a little more than one week later on 3/22. These are almost identical to my mom's undulating rib socks, except the length of the foot is a tiny bit longer on my pair.

The modifications: I cast on 60 stitches and used my own slipped stitch heel and a star toe. I reinforced the inside of the heel flap.

The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in colorway Spring Tickle. I have always loved this yarn. It is that gorgeous apple green toned down by some orangey-brown bits. It looks exactly like spring leaves popping up through the brown leaves that have been rotting all winter.

I have a ton of yarn left over, too - 51 g (the socks themselves weigh 70 g). A hank of Smooshy is very generous. Just think of all the groovy Christmas balls I can make with this leftover yarn!

2 comments:

kmart said...

These look great. Wow, they did knit up quickly. I love that leftover yarn is now the Christmas balls good fortune.

Steven said...

I think that's the first time I've seen the word "rotting" in a yarn's colorway description ;-) I still think it's beautiful.