Monday, February 16, 2009

the socks that time forgot

Interweave Knits, Winter 2004 was the first knitting magazine I ever bought. i remember trying to knit the retro rib socks with some olive green patons kroy, but I eventually gave up. I liked the way the pattern looked but I found the repeat hard to remember. I made several mistakes, got bored on the neverending cuff, and eventually gave up and frogged. I knit the yarn into another pair of socks.
Retro Rib Socks from Winter IK 2004
It's been awhile since I've knit Spicy a new pair of socks, plus he blew out the toes on two of his pairs. I decided to give the Retro Rib socks another go, and I'm having much more success this time.
Retro Rib Socks from Winter IK 2004
I'm using #1 addi turbos and I'm knitting size Large. The yarn is knitpicks bare, kettle dyed with acid dyes. This time around I am finding the pattern to be quick and relaxing to knit, and elegant in appearance. If I didn't have so many other socks in the queue I'd be tempted to knit myself a pair.

My kettle dyed yarn is spiral pooling a little bit from one of my skein ties that was fastened too tightly, leaving white spots on the yarn. it bugs me but it doesn't detract from the pattern too much. i'm hoping to finish sock #2 by the end of the month in keeping with my at least one pair a month mantra.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like a rich denim (aniline blue) color from this end. Looks Good.

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  2. Ooh nice! It looks great with that hand dye!

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  3. The little white spots almost look like they're *supposed* to be there. Not bad!

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  4. We are always so critical of our own work. They look great!!!! :)

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