I've finished another of my Socktoberfest pairs! Yay! I was wondering if this entitles me to start a new pair of socks. I had been planning on finishing two more pairs before starting a new one, but I have this sudden urge to cast on for my Jaywalkers in the sock yarn Cathi sent me.
These are my Coreolis Socks that I started at the Magical Moebius Festival with Cat Bordhi. Now that her new book is out it's safe to show them. In the photo above it's sort of hard to see the Coreolis effect, so here are a couple more shots.
This is Blue Moon Fiber Arts lightweight Socks that Rock, colorway Blue Brick Wall. I just love this colorway so much and doesn't it look cool with my new shoes! My Coreolis pattern only goes up to the top of the heel pattern, but in the book Cat has directions to make it go all the way up the sock.
While it was a delight to finish these, it came none too soon. About an hour later I noticed I had worn a hole in the heel of the hand knit socks I was wearing yesterday. I have to say this is the most disappointing thing about knitting socks! They do wear out and that's very sad for me. I haven't yet tried to darn a sock. Anyone out there have some tips on that? Can you darn an actual hole or do you have to do it when it's getting thin, but not broken through yet?
Well, lets move on. Look at my latest moebius scarf. This is for my Mom's birthday which was last week. She's already seen it in progress, but I finally got the applied i-cord done last night. This one is so soft and pretty. It's made with one skein of Golden Chai 100% silk yarn from Artfibers and a skein of Hand Maiden Sea Silk. I wound the Sea Silk into two balls and used it doubled, so it has three strands in the main part of the scarf. I knit 3 rounds, purled 2 rounds until the Golden Chai was about to run out and did the i-cord just in the Sea Silk, which makes a nice edging.
I love the fall colors in this scarf. I chose the Sea Silk just for my mom because the colors reminded me of her. Using the two yarns together worked out well because the brown tones of the Golden Chai toned down the brights of the Sea Silk.