Friday, April 1, 2011

Sock Knitting

Since the Trekking Sock KAL started in January, my interest in knitting socks has been on the increase.  Maybe it's all the rainy weather we have had, but socks are a comfort project for me - something warm and comfy to wear, a quick project and easy to tote around.  Everyone seems to be knitting socks and how can you resist with all the great patterns out there and an incredible selection of sock yarns, from self striping to gorgeous hand dyed yarns.  Here are the socks I have been working on for the last few months:

This is Center of Attention, the January Trekking KAL project from Knit Purl Hunter and the next one is an Opal self striping sock yarn.  Bought this at the Opal booth at Stitches and I could have spent hours there looking at all their yarns.  If you haven't looked at the Opal sock yarns in awhile, I suggest you take at look at their site; they have definitely kicked it up a notch regarding patterns and color.  They have a group of designers who are doing some interesting things with various themes.

These socks are for my husband and I'm using a hand dyed merino yarn from Briar Rose Fibers  called Grandma's Blessing:


This was a free pattern I found on Ravelry called Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku.

Stopped by Green Planet Yarn to see how the Trekking KAL group was doing with the March project.
It's a pair of top down socks done in Trekking XXL:


  It seems that everyone knitting these are getting a different look.  Here is the one Cris Johnson is working on:

Cris was wearing an interesting sweater by Veronique Avery called Oblique:


Back to my socks!                                                                                                                     

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